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"Thomas Hastings(1784-1872) well known composer of sacred music. ""He published two pamphlets (1816) afterward enlarged, and united with the Springfield Collection, in a volume entitled Musica Sacra... About two hundred of his hymns are in current use, and he left in manuscript about four hundred more. His music, with that of Lowell Mason, did important service in the Church, and marks in America the transition period between the crude and the more cultured periods of psalmody.""--Thomas S. Hastings in The New Schaff-Herzog Ency. of Religious Knowledge, V:167. We offer the 1819 second revised and combined edition with the Springfield collection. Bound full red morocco, gilt spine divided into six panels with floral & vine tools with floral & vine designs in panels and ""Musica Sacra,"" covers outlines in floral tool with Cambridge style interior panel outlined in geometric pattern all in gilt, cover edges & turn-ins gilt, marble page edges--but mostly faded, marbled endpapers, covers rubbed & scuffed some, corners bumped, contents with medium foxing throughout. The binding is somewhat similar to Maser: Bookbinding in America 1680-1910, #21, in overall design but with different tools. Collation: 4 unsigned leaves, B-Z4, Aa-Mm4. Bound in at the end are 8 blank leaves of which the first is filled in with a list of favorite tunes & their page numbers, followed by a blank leaf and then 6 leaves with blank music staff on both sides. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv Preface, [v]-viii, -277pp, (3) indexes & errata, plus (2) Mss list, (2) blank, (12) empty music staff. Book 22.5 x 14.5 x 3.5cm (binding); 21.4 x 13.3 x 2.7cm (page block). Shaw & Shoemaker: American Bibliography #48186."
Title: Musica Sacra: or Utica and Springfield Collections, United: Consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems, and Chants, Arranged for two, three, or four voices, with figured bass for the organ or Piano forte. Second Revised Edition.
Publisher: Utica:, Printed and Published by William Williams, No. 60 Genesee Street.: 1819 1819
Size: 19th Century Books,|American Church History,|Hymn
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17961
Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Hymnals-Music, Bindings-Leather, Bindings-Fine,