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The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament; Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books

I. Watts; Isaac Watts

Published by John Boyle, Boston, 1773
Condition: Fair - Incomplete Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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American patriot's psalm book with references to Britain excised. There are no endpapers or preliminary text. The first leaf is the title page which has some tears, with part of "Boston" missing and most of the publisher's name. The top of the pages have been trimmed with loss to part of the word "Psalms" at the top of the pages. Tightly bound in an early, thick full calf with tight covers. The first book - Psalms" has 299 pages with leaf 47/48 torn but complete, and with leaf 101/102 missing a 2 inch by 2 inch corner with loss of text. The second book - "Hymns", was printed by John Boyle in 1774. It has 228 pages which may be lacking 10 pages (5 leaves) at the end. Leaf 143/144 is missing a small corner with it's text. This 1773 Boston printing has had references to Britain crossed out in ink. Page 92 - "The British Islands are the L-rd's" - "British" has been crossed out and "Christian" written next to it. Page 289 - "A Song for Great Britain" - "Great Britain" has been crossed out and "Americans" written next to it. Other examples on pages 225 and 268. The inner cover has the ownership inscriptions of Sally Tyler and Samuel Breck. The pages are well thumbed but are still supple. Bookseller Inventory # 12200

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Title: The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language...

Publisher: John Boyle, Boston

Publication Date: 1773

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fair - Incomplete

Edition: Thirty Seventh Edition

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