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Thread #30963   Message #533220
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
22-Aug-01 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: Help: Cowboy Songbooks Preservation Project
Subject: RE: Help: Cowboy Songbooks Preservation Project
Susan is partially correct. There are lots of these old songbooks, many from the 1930's and they often went through several printings and name changes. The first Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee, 1934, goes for $100 in good condition, but the later ones are reasonable. The key to value is condition and they must be first edition (not always easy to determine in these cheap printings). I have a list of about 150 cowboy songbooks, and it is very far from complete.