Fireside Book Of Folk Songs

147 Of The Greatest Ballads And Old Favorites. Sea Shanties, Cowboy Songs And Hymns, Railroad Songs, Songs Of Valor, Spirituals And Christmas Carols.

Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year 1947
Edition FIRST
Printing SECOND
Pages 323
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
$189.95

Simon & Schuster, 1947. Tall quarto volume (8.25" by 11.25"). FIRST EDITION, second printing. Good condition, illustrated cover, remarkably for heavy book of this vintage, seems tightly bound throughout, cover a bit weak (tape on inside front cover seam) spine cover a bit loose and aged, edge wear with expected fraying. Overall a most useable copy of a much sought after rarity. A collection of 147 of the great ballads and old favorites, sea shanties, cowboy songs and hymns, railroad songs, songs of valor, spirituals and Christmas carols, all arranged for the piano by longtime Julliard School of Music professor, Norman Lloyd (1909 - 1980) Beautifully and profusely illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen throughout. Decorated endpages, partially removed former owner label on inside cover. A classic collection unlike any other. Quite scarce collection - presented in 5 parts: I, Ballads & Old Favorites; II, Work Songs; III, Marching Songs & Songs of Valor; IV, Christmas Carols; and V, Old Hymns & Spirituals. Excellent reference and resource for hours of family pleasure. Extensively indexed, even includes listing of first lines of each song to recall those favorites you may forgotten the actual titles to. Edited by Margaret Bradford Boni. 323 pages.