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The Psalms of David, Imitated in the language of the New Testament. And applied to the Christian state and worship. With the preface and notes.
J. Buckland and T. Longman; J.F. and C. Rivington; T. Field and Co.;E. Davenhill. 1784 xxx, 402pp, 8pp plates. 12mo. Paper a bit browned. Contemp. straight-grained red morocco, bordered in gilt, spine dec. in gilt compartments. Contemp. ink ownership inscription of 'S. Howse, 1787' on leading blank and recto of license leaf. a.e.g. A nice copy.ESTC T82697, this edition BL only in UK, Yale and Emory only in U.S.Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, is considered the father of English Hymnody; he is credited with writing over 750 hymns, as well as introducing a new way of rendering the psalms into verse for church services. The license leaf, signed by W. Pitt, notes that the publishers had bought the rights to the entire works of Watts, and were preparing new editions 'with improvements,' and that the Royal Licence had been granted for 14 years.
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