Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1843.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14864
1/2" spine head chip, edges rubbed, some text page corner creasing and tears, 1859 owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Embossed cover with gold spine lettering, all edges gilt. "The want of some improvement in the existing Psalmody, and particularly of an enlarged and arranged collection of Hymns, suitable for public and private worship in the Presbyterian Church, has for a considerable time been felt and acknowledged. In the year 1838, a Committee was appointed by the General Assembly ... the results of their labours is submitted in the present volume. The Psalms have been left without alteration, the Committee believing that it would be extremely difficult to furnish a more acceptable version than that of Watts. The Hymns, as may be seen, have undergone great and essential modifications." - Advertisement. An attractive early copy of the revised Presbyterian hymnal of 1843. ; 754 pages.