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Ancient Ballads Traditionally Sung in New England. The Full Set of 4 Volumes

Author: Helen Hartness Flanders, Editor; Tristam P. Coffin and Bruno Nettl, contributors
Price: $125.00
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania
Publisher Location: Philadelphia
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good +
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1960
shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of books and jackets which are ruubed, sunned spines, several short closed tears and creases; light soiling to the page edges. From the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Correlated with the numbered Francis James Child Collection. (Child Numbers1-51, 53-93, 95-243, 250-295). Critical Analyses by Tristram Potter Coffin, Music Annotations by Bruno Nettl. At the initiative of the Vermont Commission on Country Life, Flanders commenced a three-decade career capturing traditional songs that were sung in New England—songs that, in many cases, traced their origin to the British Isles. The timing of her life work was critical, coming as it did when people were turning away from traditional music in favor of listening to the radio. Today her nearly 4,500 field recordings, transcriptions and analyses are housed at the Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont and have been a resource for scholars and folk singers, since the establishment of the collection in 1941. A clean and unmarked first trade edition of this important contribution to musicology and folklore. Scarce thus. First printing, no others noted. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!