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Law, Andrew
The Rudiments of Music: or A Short and Easy Treatise on the Rules of Psalmody. To which are annexed, A number of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Fourth Edition, With the addition of a number of Pieces never before published.
Boston: 1792. Law, Andrew. The Rudiments of Music: or A Short and Easy Treatise on the Rules of Psalmody. To which are annexed, A number of Psalm and Hymn Tunes; Fourth Edition, With the addition of a number of Pieces never before published. Cheshire, Connecticut: William Law, 1792. Fourth Edition. Leather spine, oblong plain paper-covered boards, 8 1/2 x 5 inches, boards stained, rear cover detached. 19th-century paper label on front with inscription, "Psalm | Book | 1792." Longer inscription dated 1854 pasted to rear board, described below. 5, [1], 76 plates of music, round notes in four parts. Pages show light toning but are unmarked and complete - the text is very good. One gathering, plates 7-10, is detached and laid in. Bold "Entered according to the Laws of the United States" on verso of tp. Good. Hardcover. [4325] Paper note on rear board reads, "This Psalmody once the property of the Son of Joshua Ward the judge who condemned and hanged the so called Witches of Salem, Mass. AD 1681. Presented to J. V. Mansfield by Ms. Pillsbury, the old lady, who has had charge of the House and relics for many years. Boston, Dec. 1, 1854." James V. Mansfield (1817-1899) was a famous American spiritualist and "writing medium." A longer note in the hand of Mansfield is on the last free end paper, with his signature. ESTC W22029; Evans 2466. ESTC locates 6 copies, all in the USA, and their listing describes the plates as being bound out of order, but our copy is without that defect. Worldcat adds 5 additional copies. Law's psalters at this period were printed by his older brother, Wil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Haaswurth Books [Binghamton, NY, U.S.A.]

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