Banvard, Joseph. Revival Gems: A Collection of Spirit-Stirring Hymns. Specially adapted to Revivals. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1858.
Black cloth stamped blind & gilt, "Revival Gems" on front cover spine not lettered. 3 1/4 x 5 inches, recent former owner's signature on front paste-down, 192 clean pp., 200 selections, words only, with metre noted. Good. Hardcover.  $45.00
Rev. Joseph Banvard (1810-1887), Baptist minister, graduated at Newton, was pastor of several churches in the northeastern USA. Banvard took a keen interest in American history, writing several books on the Puritans, American colonial history, the Revolutionary War, and a life of Daniel Webster. He also took an interest in hymnody, and hymn-writing. - see entry at DNB.