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Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. 1790. Tate & Brady. A new version of the Psalms of David. Fitted to the tunes used in churches. Boston, MA: Pr. by Joseph Bumstead for David West & E. Larkin, Jun., 1790. 12mo (15.1 cm; 5.94"). 358, [2 (adv.)] pp. $450.00
The Tate and Brady metrical translation of the Psalms succeeded, in 1696, the Sternhold and Hopkins version as that preferred for use in many of the parishes of the Church of England. It was sometimes published with the music, though not in the present Boston printing; included here are "Hymns, collected chiefly from Dr. Watts's hymns" (pp. 277–358), and a final leaf of bookseller's advertising. This copy of the popular hymnal was => owned by (at least) two musical clergymen (see below).
Provenance: Front cover gilt-stamped "R. B[oyd]." Front pastedown with ex libris of the Rev. Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840–1929), an American Unitarian hymn-writer and professor of hymnody, partially overlapping older armorial bookplate of the Boyd family; front free endpaper with bookplate of the Rev. Stanley Armstrong Hunter (1888–1959), author of Music and Religion and The Music of the Gospel, and pastor of first the North Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, PA and then St. John's Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA.
Evans 22351; ESTC W5075. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, covers each with diamond-shaped smooth and unsprinkled panel, front panel stamped "R.B." as above. Binding slightly cocked, acid-pitted and worn overall; spine leather showing cracks with both joints cracked and barely holding, back one reinforced inside some time ago; offsetting from turn-ins to early and late leaves. Bookplates as above, Boyd's with rubber-stamp of a religious institution (properly deaccessioned) overlapping its lower edge and Hosmer's with later inscription in pen of Stanley Astunler [?]. One leaf with closed tear into text without loss, another with lower outer corner torn away also without loss; general age-toning with one signature more noticeably browned and variable vut never more than "moderate" foxing throughout. => An obviously well-loved copy with pleasing provenance. (35487) Please RESHELVE This.
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