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The art of singing+; in three parts; to wit; I. the musical primer, II. the Christian harmony, III. the musical magazine. Fifth edition?printed upon the author's new plan. Part third.

Law, Andrew.

Published by Printed for the author, by Robert & William Carr [1811], Philadelphia, 1811
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Fifth edition of this hymnal, employing Law's system of shape notes without staves. Present here are numbers 1?2 of "The musical magazine, being the third part of the Art of singing." Includes sectional title-pages for no. 1 (pp. [3]?96) no. 2 (pp. [97]?128), the second is printed in 1810 (according to Shaw & Shoemaker) and bears the imprint: "Philadelphia: Printed by Jane Aitken, No. 71, North Third Street." Advertisement on p. 7 states: "The first and second parts of the Art of singing are comprised in the Harmonic Companion, which is a volume of 120 pages." Oblong. 124 (of 128) pp. (lacking also pp. 111?112). Shaw & Shoemaker 23191 & 20530. Disbound; lacks covers, leather over spine lost. Lacks pp. 111/112 and pp. 125?128; portion of title (four letters) excised from main title-page. First four leaves separated from binding. Some heavy waterstaining on later pages; spotting throughout. Chip at lower outer corner of pp. 9/10 (with loss of two measures on each side), chip at lower margin of pp. 33/34 (with loss of a couple of shapenotes), and chip and long tear to lower third of pp. 21/22 with loss of much of lower three lines of music. Scattered edge tears and marginal chips, especially to last four or five leaves. Several instances of pencilled notations, some within impression. Age-toning. Bookseller Inventory # 18714

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Title: The art of singing+; in three parts; to wit;...

Publisher: Printed for the author, by Robert & William Carr [1811], Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1811

Binding: Soft cover

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