Lot 63 of 218:
Watts, Psalms of David split-leaf book NH: 1818  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New-Testament and Applied to the Christian State and Worship
Author:
Watts, Isaac
Place:
Exeter, NH
Publisher:
J. J. Williams, Printer
Date:
1818
Description:

250, [6] pp., text in double column, sectional title for the Hymns at p. [133]; p. [256] contains list of subscribers; this issue with p. 119 numbered correctly and with the subscriber's list on p. [256]; bound with (along bottom): A Valuable Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to the Various Metres in Watts, Exeter: Williams, 1818, pp. [2], 251, [3]; printed music throughout, generally 3 or 4 staves to a page; together 2 volumes in 1, the first above the other in split-leaf fashion, and designed so that the psalms and hymns could be read in tandem. (8vo) 19x12 cm (7½x4½"), period sheep with red morocco spine label, titled in gilt.

Period bookplate of Cleora M. Whitney Hewlett. Early American hymnal. The leaves are divided horizontally, the upper sections containing the words, and the lower sections the music, "in such a manner that any tune may be presented to the eye with any psalm or hymn." American Imprints 43338 & 46717.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to binding; hinges cracked, period owner's signature on front free endpaper, foxing throughout, chips and tears to a few leaves at front and index at rear; very good.
 
Item number:
274916
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