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PHILADELPHIA HARMONY, or, A Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, Selected by Adgate and Spicer Together With the Rudiments of Music, on a New and Improved Plan, by A. Adgate, P.U.A. (from the engraved t.p.)

Adgate, (Andrew) and (Ishmail) Spicer

Published by Printed for the Authors & Sold by Westcott & Adgate, At their Card-Manufactory, Philadelphia, 1790
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Contemporary 1/4 calf and plain boards; 5.25 x 9.25 inches; (1), 20, 56 pp. General engraved title page, text title page for "Rudiments of Music" followed by 3-20 pages text and 56 engraved pages of music. Text title page with imprint: "Printed by John M'Culloch, in Third-Street, near Market-Street. And sold by the author, opposite the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, between Market and Arch-Streets. M. DCC. XC." Rare and early American hymn book and musical instructor. OCLC locates only 1 copy of this third edition (American Antiquarian Society). Evans, 1st series, 22299; Amer. Sacred Music, 4. Covers worn and soiled, spine leather cracked and chipped, first section detached, contemporary ownership inscriptions of Amos Porter (dated 1790) and William Porter (1811) to 2 front blank leaves, front pastedown mostly removed, leaves moderately soiled. While overall condition is fairly decripit, text is complete with all pages present and intact. Worthy of restoration. Bookseller Inventory # 17787

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Title: PHILADELPHIA HARMONY, or, A Collection of ...

Publisher: Printed for the Authors & Sold by Westcott & Adgate, At their Card-Manufactory, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1790

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Third edition

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers┐ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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