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1 Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel Der Kinder Zions Von Alten Und Neuen Auserlesenen Geistes-Gesangen, Allen Wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen Der Weisheit
Philadelphia G. Mentz Und Sohn 1833 Full leather Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 504 pages; Bound in full period calf with dulled morocco title label to spine. One of two original straps present and working. Soundly bound and complete. Leather at board edges and surfaces rubbed and lightly scarred. Leather at spine more heavily worn with some chipping and loss of the polished surface layer of the leather - affecting the lower 1/3 of the spine. Spine label legible and complete. Prior owner's ink name stamp several times to front flyleaf. A few pencil doodles to the rear endpage/s. Contents bright and clean with much lighter toning than usually seen. G++ 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Der Christliche Sanger : Eine Sammlung Der Vornehmsten Und Gebrauchlichsten Lieder : Zum Gebrauch Des Offentlichen Und Privaten Gottesdienstes Fur Alle Heilsuchende Seelen Jeder Christlichen Benennung
Skippackville, PA Samuel K. Cassel 1855 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 440 pages; Bound in publisher's ribbed brown cloth with ornate borders deeply blindstamped to covers. Decorative title lettering to spine in gilt. Cloth over spine weak and partially split in the external joints; mild, shallow chipping to cloth at spine ends. Boards rubbed at corners. Mild damp line to the upper edge of the first and last few leaves. Light toning to the page stock. A crude painted fraktur type prior ownership embellishment to the front endpage appears to be the work of a 7 to 10 year old hand. Done in several colors. Complete, clean and still sound. Uncommon Skippackville imprint. G to G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register
Lancaster, PA Johann Albrecht 1804 First Edition Thus Leather Bound Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with Ein Neues Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch, with separate title page and pagination. Also imprinted Johann Albrecht, 1804 (Shaw and Shoemaker 6863). With 1825 ink ownership at rear of Maria Landis. This was the first of many editions of this popular Mennonite hymnal printed for the Lancaster Mennonite Church in the 1800's. A reasonably well preserved copy suffering from a detached rear board and loss of clasps. G+ Scarce 
Price: 275.00 USD
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4 Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes
Lancaster, PA Johann Bar 1820 Third Edition Leather Bound Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Adgate, Andrew Philadelphia Harmony, Or, a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, Selected by A. Adgate: Together with the Rudiments of Music, on a New and Improved Plan.
Philadelphia Matthew Carey 1801 Seventh Edition Paperback Fair 
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 102 pages; 7th edition. Oblong format. The general title page, the title page of the second part, and the music are engraved. 2nd title page is in letterpress. This example lacking covers. The first extant page is the engraved title page and the last is page 102. The index calls for a hymn on page 103 but with no other pages indicated following 103. Bibliographic information calls for 110 pages. Engraved title page for the 2nd (pp [77-78] part is tipped in on page 79. Text block soundly bound. Engraved fronmt title page a little rubbed and nicked at edges with expected light toning and soiling. Contents generally neat with just light finger soiling and mild toning. A few pages with a short closed tear in the front or bottom margin. Presumably lacking at least one page at rear (and perhaps more - though not called for in the index). Lacking endpages and boards. Modern owner has added the 1801 date in ballpont to a blank area of the engraved front title. Uncommon and important American tune book in a later edition. With faults. Fair only, thus 
Price: 375.00 USD
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6 Benedict, Erastus C. (trans.) The Hymn of Hildebert and other Mediaeval Hymns with Translation
New York Anson D. F. Randolph & Co. 1867 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; In original green cloth boards with beveled edges; gilt title lettering to cover and spine. Prior library ownership with small white call number painted to spine, call slip pasted to rear endpage and several mild ownership stamps to endpages. Binding shaken; rear most signature nearly loose from cords. Front several leaves lossening. Library's archival tape reinforcement to the junctures between the flyleaf, title and preface pages. Usable but worn; pagestock feels somewhat brittle. Fair to good only 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Butler, Charles The Silver Bell, a New Singing Book For Schools, Academies... etc
New York S. T. Gordon 1866 Hardcover Very Good- 
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 248 pages; Oblong format HC, soundly bound in light tealblue paper boards with woodcut titles; light brown 1/4 cloth spine unlettered, as issued. Light shelf rub to board edged. Mild expected toning and occasional spotting to page stock. Includes detailed contents page/index at rear. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Church Of The United Brethren In Christ Das Gesangbuch der Vereinigten Bruder in Christo : Zum Gebrauch Des Offentlichen Und Privat-Gottesdienstes
Dayton OH Buch-Anstalt Der Vereinigten Bruder in Christo 1862 Second Edition Leather Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 512 pages; 2nd printing. In original calf leather with black morocco title label to spine. Leather splitting over the hinges but boards still attached though tenuous. Leather rubbed at board edges with very shallow chipping at spine ends. Contents complete and generally neat though with expected light general foxing/spotting. Quite uncommon Brethren hymn book. This copy Good or a bit better. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Engle, Jacob and Brethren In Christ Church. [River Brethren] A Collection of Spiritual Hymns, Adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship And, Especially Designed for the Use of the Brethren in Christ, Known As "River Brethren"
Lancaster PA General Conference, Brethren in Christ; Printed Inquirer Printing 1876 Second Edition Leather Very Good- 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; 598 pages; Pocket sized 24mo in full grained leather with extended flap which folds over the front edge and fits into a pocket opening under the front edge of the cover. Gilt title lettering tooled to spine, just a little dulled. Stated 2nd edition, but recognized as the 3rd edition of this River Brethren Hymnal, after two editions of 1874. This is the all English language version of the 1876 edition. Scarce River Brethren hymnal has just mild reader wear to preliminary page edges. Expected general toning to page stock. Title page a holding but weak and with partial tears in the gutter margin. Prior ownership and a few brief notes in pencil to rear endpages. Attractive copy of this uncommon Hymnal. VG- 
Price: 165.00 USD
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10 Evangelical Association Of North America; Evangelische Gemeinschaft Geistliche Viole, oder Eine Kleine Sammlung Geistreicher Lieder Zum Gebrauch der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft
Cleveland, OH Carl Hammer Fur Die Evangelische Gemeinschaft, 1855 reprint Leather Very Good- 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 240 pages; Small 32mo bound in original calf. Soundly bound and clean; surface of leather binding a little rubbed; horizontal gilt ruling to spine rubbed and effaced. Expected mild spotting and toning to pages; inch from lower edge of front endpage torn away. Hymns in German without musical notation. VG- 
Price: 60.00 USD
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11 Eyer, Henry C. Die Union Choral Harmonie /// The Union Choral Harmony, Enthaltend: Drei Und Vierstimmig Ausgesetzte Melodien, Mit Deutschem Und Englischem Texte // Consisting of Sacred Music, with German and English Lines to Each Tune
Philadelphia John Fagan, Printer 1839 Tenth Edition Hardcover Good 
Shape note musical notation; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 192 pages; 1839 given on copyright. In diced maroon calf backed paper covered boards. Full title page printed on cover board but with 6th edition indicated, while the proper title page records this example as the 10th edition. Soundly bound copy with complete and generally clean contents; lower cover lacking 2/3 of the board with a furred strtess break leaving just about 1/3 of the original board present. Upper board rubbed abd a little scarred at corners with some surface rub. Prior ownership inscription to front endpage. Expected light toning and occasional spotting to page stock. Soundly bound and complete save for a substantial are of the lower board. Good only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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12 General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes Published By the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Thousand
Philadelphia Lutheran Publication Society 1899 1/4 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 781 pages; Soundly bound in original pebbled brown cloth boards and polished calf 1/4 leather spine with titles brightly in gitl to cover and spine. All page edges gilt. Shallow nick to leather at tail of spine; trace foxing to front endpages. Solid clean copy. VG- to VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Hull, Asa. Wreath of Praise, a Collection of Choice Original Hymns and Tunes - Suitable for Suitable for Sunday-Schools, Bible Classes and the Home Circle
New York Daniel W. Knowles 1879 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Oblong Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 160 pages; HC oblong small 8vo format is soundly bound in original quarter cloth backed, pictorial paper covered boards. Boards lightly shelf rubbed at edges, a little heavier at corners. Light shelf soiling to board surfaces. Some color pencil ownership and notation inscriptions to endpages. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Leslie, J. H. & R. B. Mahaffey Precious Jewels for Sabbath Schools
Altoona, PA Leslie and Mahaffey 1878 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Musical notation; Oblong 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 79 pages; Oblong format HC in printed paper covered boards and black cloth backstrip. Soundly bound and complete. Paper over boards rubbed at edges with mild abrasion and rupture along edges. Expected light to moderate soiling to boards. Here and there a stary pencil checkmark in the margin to denote a hymn of importance. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Lorenz, Rev. E. S. and Baltzell, Isaiah Heavenly Carols: for the Sabbath-School, Praise-Service, Prayer-Meeting
Dayton, OH W. J. Shuey [United Brethren Publishing] 1890 Hard cover Good 
Oblong Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 176 pages; Original printed paper covered boards and black cloth backstrip, unlettered as issued. Boards rubbed edges with just a bit of mild flaking/chipping to paper at edges. Binding sound but weak in the endsheet joints with splits beginning. Cover board with a diagonal stress crease which is holding but has essentially broken the integrity of the board. Uniform, moderate toning to paper stock. Contents clean and well preserved. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Manship, Rev. A[Ndrew] Revival, Camp Meeting, Sabbath School, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns
Philadelphia Methodist Episcopal Book Room 1868 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 96 pages; Small 32mo hardcover in original green cloth with geometric pebbling in blind and "HYMNS" in gilt to cover board. Spine unlettered, as issued. Title page and preface both dated 1868. In the preface manship alludes to his having produced in 1862 a virtually identical collection for distribution to the soldiers in the war. He mentions having a printing of 10,000 copies for the 1868 edition, the 1st thus for sale. A handsomely preserved example; bright and clean with just a whisper of shelf rub to the cloth at the tips. Includes an index of first lines at rear. 99 Hymns in total. Uncommon in the marketplace and in institutional collections. Worldcat records just one example, an edition from 1876 specifying 115,000 copies to that point. NF 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Marbeck, John; Merbecke, and John Stevens (Introduction) Booke of Common Praier Noted
London Nottingham Court Press 1979 0906691303 / 9780906691304 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fine 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 160 pages; HC in navy blue cloth boards with titles brightly in gilt to front cover and spine. A bright, tight and unmarked copy. Facsimile reproduction of Merbecke's musical compositions handsomely printed on laid paper. Very attractive copy. About fine 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Mason, Lowell and G. J. Webb Cantica Laudis, or the American Book of Church Music. Of Chaste and Elegant Melodies, from the Most Classic Authors, Ancient and Modern, with Harmony Parts; Together W/chants, Anthems, and Other Set Pieces; for Choirs and Singing Schools
New York Mason & Law 1850 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 384 pages; 1850 Mason & Law. Oblong HC in a leather backed spine and title lettered, paper covered boards. Contents of the book are clean and neat with only occasional mild foxing. First few leaves are bumped to the top front corner. Leather chipped at base of spine; rear board detached at hinge. Upper front corner of board has damp mottling to paper with some mild chipping at the edges. Extensive selection of mid 19th century hymns and musical pieces, all with notation. Aside from the detached rear board a very decent copy. G++ 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 McIntosh, R. M. (Ed. ) Good News, Or Songs And Tunes For Sunday Schools, Christian Associations, And Special Meetings /
Boston Oliver Ditson 1876 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Musical notation; Oblong 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 160 pages; Smaller oblong format HC in cloth backed pictorial paper covered boards. Apparent 1st edition. Paper covered boards lightly rubbed at front edges and corner tips with boards showing through paper at tips. Partial splitting to endpage joints but binding is quite sound. Expected mild toning to page stock. Sound clean and attractive copy; uncommon thus. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Nettleton, Asahel and Isaac Watts Village Hymns for Social Worship; Designed As a Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts
New York E. Sands 1828 Leather Very Good- 
48mo 3" - 4" tall; 416 pages; 48mo format in full calf leather binding. Red morocco title label to spine; five gilt rules to spine. Sound clean copy of an early printing of Nettleton's "improved" Watts hymnal. Prior ownership to front and rear endpages of H. F. Smith. Leather lightly scuffed at edges and to surfaces. Rear external hinge tender with leather beginning to split at the hinge. Mild scattered foxing to text. Still sound and clean. VG- 
Price: 60.00 USD
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