F. & J. Rivington


Psalms and Hymns Adapted to the Services of the Church of England

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to the Services of the Church of England

William John Hall, Editor

London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853. Hardcover, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2". Red moroccan leather over boards, gilt decoration rolled on covers and inside dentelles, all edges gilt with fore-edge painting of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, slight discoloration to endpapers and paste-downs, some blue marks to blank page preceding title page, otherwise very good to near fine.

The editor, William John Hall (1793 - 1861), Vicar of Tottenham, Middlesex, and Priest to Her Majesty, selected "those portions of every Psalm which best illustrate its general subject, and are calculated to be practically useful; together with such Hymns as, elevating and warming the heart..." as noted in the preface. Following the psalms is an index of the first lines of the psalms, the first lines of the hymns, a listing of the psalms and hymns suited to particular occasions, a list of the sizes the work was printed in, and other works by the same author. There is no music in this edition. Currently, there are no others for sale in the trade with this format, and only 5 listings in OCLC for this edition. None of them mention the fore-edge painting.

F. & J. Rivington
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