New Arrivals, February 2023

In 1975 two young seminary graduates (now Dr. A. Merril Smoak, Jr. and Dr. Terry York) entered a book shop in Sacramento, California, which Dr. Smoak remembers as Capital City Rare Books. As was their practice, they asked the owner if he had any old hymnals, explaining that they would be words only and look like little poetry books.  The owner disappeared into a back room and returned with a little book wrapped in plastic.  It had a Boston imprint and the date of 1744; he asked $100 for it.  There was no mention of it being a Bay Psalm Book.  The price was very high for the two young men and they turned him down.  After returning home Mr. Smoak looked through one his seminary texts, Music and Musicians in Early America, by Lowens.  He was excited to see that the title he had just seen at the book shop matched the title of a Bay Psalm Book!  He phoned his friend and told him to go make a deal for the book.  His friend Terry York was able to work out a plan with the owner to pay for it over a few months, each contributing $6.25 per month. The book could not be picked up until it had been paid for in full.  It has been in their co-possession until it was recently sold by Haaswurth Books.  Here is the link if you would like to have a look at it.

Some friends of ours have begun translating and publishing the works of St. Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh and Wonderworker of Zadonsk (1724-1783).  They are rich examples & instruction in the Orthodox Christian way of life.  Librarians especially please note that these are the first English translations from the Russian and are just published; it is unlikely that you already have them.  They are being sold on eBay, link here.  A life of St. Tikhon is published on the OCA website, link here.  Haaswurth Books does not receive any recompense for promoting the books; in fact, we did not tell them that we were going to promote them.

We have selected some of the better items from our Hymnals & Music catalogue to showcase here (click this link).  In almost every case we did not find another copy for sale when we catalogued the item.  We have carefully examined every book and have noted all found defects.

Advice from a colleague and additional research have caused us to review our listing and price for the 1764 First American Edition of the Heidelbergh Catechism.  Here is the link, with a reduced price.

Here is a list of items that have been added to our website recently.  The list is alphabetical, and not grouped by subject or price.  Click the number [in brackets] to go to the sale page.

[Adirondack] First Annual Report of the Forest Commission of the State of New York, For the Year 1885 [Adirondack interest]; Transmitted to the Legislature May 18, 1886. Albany: The Argus Company, Printers, 1886. First Edition. [8997]. With a large map in color.

[Adirondack] Fourth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York: Report for 1898 [Adirondack interest]. Albany & New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Printers, 1899. First Edition. [8996]

Armstrong, George D. The Sacraments of the New Testament as Instituted by Christ. New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1880. [9020]. Armstrong was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia.

Atwill, Thomas H. The New-York Collection of Sacred Harmony, containing The necessary Rules of Music with a variety of Psalm & Hymn Tunes set Pieces & Anthems, Many of which are Original: Compiled for the use of Worshipping Assemblies & Singing Societies, From the most approved Ancient & Modern Authors. Albany: Printed by the Author, (ca. 1803).  [8981]

Benham, Asahel. Social Harmony: containing, First, The Rudiments of Psalmody made easy. Second, A Collection of Modern Music, calculated for the use of Singing Schools and Worshipping Assemblies; By Asahel Benham, Author of Federal Harmony. Published according to Act of Congress, (1801). First Edition, Second Issue. [8984]

Brown, Thomas. Annals of the Disruption; with Extracts from Narratives of Ministers who left the Scottish Establishment in 1843. Edinburgh: MacNive & Wallace, 1893. New Edition. [9007]

Burdett, Staunton S. The Baptist Harmony; being A Selection of Choice Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Social Worship. Philadelphia: E. W. Miller, 1842. Stereotype Edition. [8954]. South Carolina Compiler.

Cole, I. P. [compiler]. Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, containing Most of the Tunes used in the Different Churches. (copy-right secured). Albany: I. P. Cole, (1836). Sixth Edition. [8980]

Coleman, Lyman. The Antiquities of the Christian Church; Translated and Compiled from the Works of Augusti, with numerous additions from Rheinwald, Siegel, and others. Andover: Gould, Newman & Saxton, 1841. First Edition. [9005]

Couch, William. A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Merry Christian, and for the Comforting of Mourners in Zion. Andover, N. H.: Printed by Ebenezer Chase, for the Compiler, 1819. First Edition. [8971] Freewill Baptist.

Crane, John. A Discourse, delivered at Upton, March 15, 1810, at Grafton, April 12, 1810, and at Sutton, (N. P.) March 13, 1811. At Public Meetings of a Number of Singers, who had been improving themselves in Sacred Music; Published at the Particular Request of the Singers in Sutton, North-Parish. Sutton, (Mass.): Printed by Sewall Goodridge, 1811. First Edition. [8977]

Davidson, A. B.; Paterson, J. A. [editor]. Biblical and Literary Essays. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903. Second Edition. [8959]

[Day, Mahlon] A Hymn on Creation. New-York: Printed and Sold by Mahlon Day, 1824. [8979]

[Day, Mahlon] A Hymn on Creation. New-York: Printed and Sold by Mahlon Day | Stereotyped by James Conner, New-York, ca. 1830. [8978]

Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens, The London Edition (13 volumes). London: The Caxton Publishing Co., ca. 1910. The London Edition. [9028]

Duffield, Samuel Willoughby. English Hymns: Their Authors and History. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, (1886). Thirteenth Edition. [9061]

Feidler, Clara S. Sister Abigail (Abigail Townsend Luffe). Buffalo, N. Y.: Sword and Shield Book Store | Printed by Loizeaux Brothers, Bible Truth Depot, New York, 1937. New and Enlarged Edition. [9016]. Sister Abigail's father was a co-worker with George Müller in Bristol, England, and she recalls bouncing on his knee.  She began her own faith-based charity ministry in Buffalo, NY.

Fleming, J. Dick. Redemption: The Christian Doctrine Set in the Light of History. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921. First Edition. [9011]

Forbush, Abijah. The Psalmodist's Assistant: containing An Original Composition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes; together with A Number of Favourite Pieces from different Authors. To which is prefixed, An Introduction to the Grounds of Music. Boston: Manning & Loring, 1806. Second Edition. [8983]

Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. Hopeless - Yet There Is Hope: A Study in World Conditions and their Solution. New York: Publication Office "Our Hope", 1936. Second Printing. [9030]

Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. World Prospects: How Is It All Going to End? A Study in Sacred Prophecy and Present Day World Conditions. New York: Publication Office "Our Hope", 1934. First Edition, First Printing. [9029]

Gould, N. D. Juvenile Harmony: containing Appropriate Hymns and Music, for Sabbath Schools, Sabbath School Anniversaries, and Family Devotion. Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1837. [8975]

Groser, William H. The Sunday-School Teacher's Manual or The Principles and Methods of Instruction as Applied to Sunday-School Work. London: The Sunday School Union, (1898). Seventeenth Edition, Revised by the Author. [9027]

Hort, F. J. A. Prolegomena to St. Paul's Epistles to The Romans and The Ephesians. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. First Edition. [9003]

Hough, Lynn Harold. Imperishable Dreams [SIGNED COPY]. New York: The Abingdon Press, 1929. [8960]

Jackson, George. Collier of Manchester: A Friend's Tribute. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1923). [8949]. English Wesleyan Methodist.

Jones, J. D. Things Most Surely Believed. London: James Clarke & Co., (1908). Second Impression. [8961]

Lehman, Jacob S. [compiler]. Christianity Defined: A Manual of the New Testament Teaching on the Unity of the Church, Nonresistance of Evil, Nonconformity to the World in Deportment and Dress, The Proper Observance of the Ordinances, Separation From All Unfaithful Worship; Dissertation on Marriage, The Millennium, and Beneficiary Organizations. Lancaster, Pa.: Reformed Mennonite Church, (1958). First Edition. [9002]

Lowens, Irving. Music and Musicians in Early America. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1964. First Edition. [9063]

Matheson, George. The Representative Men of the New Testament. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. First Edition. [8947]

Murray, Andrew. Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Willard Tract Depot, 1888. [9013] Probably the first Canadian Edition. The Preface date is November 16th, 1887. 

Nettleton, Asahel; Jocelyn, N. & S. S. Zion's Harp; or a New Collection of Music, Intended as a companion to "Village Hymns for Social Worship, By the Rev. Asahel Nettleton". Also, Adapted to other Hymn Books, and to be used in Conference Meetings & Revivals of Religion. New-Haven: Engraved & Published by N. & S. S. Jocelyn, 1824. First Edition. [8973]

A Presbyter of the Church. Lectures Historical, Expository, and Practical, on the Communion Office of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. [9022]

Price, Jacob Embury. The Book Divine; or, How do I know that the Bible is the Word of God? New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1889. [9012]

Reid, J. M. Missions and Missionary Society of the Methodist Church (2 volume set). New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1882. [9014]

[Revolutionary War] Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1878 (Publication Fund Series). New York: Printed for the Society, 1879. First Edition. [8955]

[Revolutionary War] Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1879 (Publication Fund Series). New York: Printed for the Society, 1880. First Edition. [8956]

[Revolutionary War] Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1882 (Publication Fund Series). New York: Printed for the Society, 1883. First Edition. [8957]

[Revolutionary War] Deane, Silas. The Deane Papers (5 volume set) Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the years 1886-1890. New York: Printed for the Society, 1887-1891. [8958

Reynolds, William Jensen. Hymns of Our Faith: A Handbook for the Baptist Hymnal. 1967. Revised Edition. [9062]

Rippon, John. A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, from the best Authors, in three and four parts; adapted principally to Dr. Watts's Hymns and Psalms, and to Dr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns; containing (in a greater variety than any other volume extant) the most approved Compositions which are used in London, and in the different Congregations throughout England: Also, many Original Tunes never before Printed; the whole forming a publication of Above Three Hundred Tunes. London: Sold by Mr. Rippon, and may be had at the Vestry of his Meeting-house, in Carter-Lane, Tooley-Street, [1795]. Fifth Edition, Enlarged. [8988]

Rishell, Charles W. The Foundations of the Christian Faith (Library of Biblical and Theological Literature). New York: Eaton & Mains, 1901. Second Edition. [8995]

Roberts, Alex. Companion to the Revised Version of the New Testament, Explaining the Reasons for the Changes made on the Authorized Version: With Supplement, by A Member of the American Committee of Revision. Toronto: William Briggs, 1881. Authorized Edition. [9006]

The Salem Collection of Classical Sacred Musick; in three and four parts: consisting of Psalm Tunes and Occasional Pieces, Selected from the Works of the most eminent Composers; Suited to all the Metres in general use. To which is prefixed, An Introduction to Psalmody. Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, for Cushing & Appleton. Sold at said Cushing & Appleton's Bookstore in Salem; by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport; and by all the principal Booksellers in the United States, 1806. Second Edition, improved and revised. [8986]

Slade, H. C. Christ is All and other sermons; Preached in Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto, and at various International Fundamental Congresses. Toronto: The Gospel Witness, 1975. First Edition. [9010]

Stanford, John. The Domestic Chaplain: being Fifty-two short Lectures, with Appropriate Hymns, on the most interesting subjects, for every Lord's Day in the year; Designed for the Improvement of Families of every Christian Denomination. New-York: Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, 1806. First Edition. [8950]

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn. Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey (3 volume set). New York: Anson D. F. Randolph and Co., 1889. Third American from the Sixth London Edition with the Author's Final Revisions. [8948]

The Village Harmony: or, Youth's Assistant to Sacred Musick; consisting of Psalm Tunes and Occasional Pieces, selected from the works of the Most Eminent Composers. To which is prefixed, A Concise Introduction to Psalmody. Newburyport: E. Little & Co. | C. Norris & Co. Printers, (1813). Eleventh Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. [8982]

[Walker, Thomas]. Walker's Companion to Dr. Rippon's Tune Book; being a Collection of above Two Hundred and Eighty Favourite and Original Hymn Tunes and Pieces, (None of which are in his Selection,) In Sixty-two Measures, - Adapted for the Organ, Piano Forte, &c. To which is prefixed, An Arranged Index of the Tunes, exhibiting at one view, Suitable Hymns to such Peculiar Metres as are in Dr. Watts, Rippon, Collyer, Lady Huntingdon, Mr. Wesley's and Albion Chapel Hymn Books. London: Printed for and Sold by J. Walker | J. Haddon, Printer, 1828. Ninth Edition, with Supplements. [8987]

Wolcott, T. A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for those who wish to praise God. Portland, [Me]: Rinted [sic] by A. & J. Shirley, 1817. [8976]

Thank you!

Steve & Susan

Haaswurth Books