Broaddus, Andrew. The Virginia Selection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs; from the most approved Authors; Adapted to the various occasions of Public Worship and Social Meetings. In three parts: Part I. - Various Subjects, systematically arranged. Part II. - Adapted to Particular Occasions. Part III. - Peculiar to the Order of Public Worship. Richmond, Va.: A. Morris, 1858. New Edition, Enlarged and Improved. 
DEFECTIVE COPY with detached binding & lacking 2 leaves of index. The calf covers are separated from the text block, all of one piece. Black leather title label & gilt lines to spine, 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Lacks all blanks, begins at half-title page. 597 pp., last leaf nearly detached. Lacks pp. 598-600, which are the index to the Miscellaneous section. Acceptable. Full leather.
A defective copy of a scarce Southern hymnal.
Andrew Broaddus (1770-1848), b. & d. in Carolina County, Virginia; Baptist minister and author. "His love of letters and his studiousness were such that he became one of the most thorough Biblical scholars of his times...From the very beginning Mr. Broaddus was popular as a preacher. He was ordained Oct. 16, 1791...As a preacher, Mr. Broadus was the foremost man of his generation...About 1828 he prepared the "Dover Selection," and afterwards the "Virginia Selection," several of whose hymns were of his own composition, and all of which were used very extensively by the churches." - Cathcart, The Baptist Encyclopedia (1881).
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.