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By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing Illinois / "Illinois."

CHAMBERLIN, Charles H. (words), STRACKE, Win (new verses), JOHNSON, Archibald (music), and LUBOFF, Norman (arranger)

Published by N.p., N.p., 1966
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Small 4to. (2pp), single folded leaf. Fine. First edition of the Illinois Sesquicentennial version of the official state song -- written pre-1893, designated official in 1925 and here arranged by Luboff and with some new lyrics by folk music legend Stracke. Fourth page consists of an essay, "Celebrating 150 Years of Statehood," by then-Governor Otto Kerner. Tight 'n' bright, clean 'n' pristine. Accompanied by a 45 rpm recording titled: "'Illinois' (By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing)." Chicago: The Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission, 45 rpm record in 7" x 7" white pasteboard sleeve. Fine. Special sesquicentennial jazz recording of Illinois' state song, recorded by Chicago jazz club owner Reinhardt; "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" on backside. A superb and uncommon pair. Bookseller Inventory # 18196

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Title: By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing Illinois / "...

Publisher: N.p., N.p.

Publication Date: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

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