Burt, William (editore). Inni e Cantici con Melodie, ad uso delle chiese, famiglie, scuole ed Associazioni Cristiane d'Italia. Roma: Tipografia Metodista, 1899. 1st.
Black cloth hardcover, frayed at the spine ends & corners, 5 x 7 1/4 inches, 684 pp., 4 pp. of the index with edge tears and chipping, rest good. This hymnal is slightly shaken from use. Good. Hardcover.
A scarce hymnal for use of the Methodist church in Italy. Only two locations recorded at Worldcat for the two editions; Drew has a copy from 1901 and Bibliotheque Cantonale et Universitaire - Lausanne has the only recorded copy of this 1899 edition. OCLC 716154134.
Tunes in four parts, round notes.
"The Rev. William Burt, head of the American Methodist work among the Italians, was received in private audience by King Victor Emmanuel to-day, and afterward received the decoration of the Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus as a token of his Majesty's appreciation of Mr. Burt's labors, extending over seventeen years.
"During this period Mr. Burt has founded thirty-three churches, a girls' industrial school, having 275 pupils; a boys' Methodist college, and a theological school under the direction of Dr. Clark, all in Rome, and an industrial school for boys in Venice.
"The Methodist Building in Rome, one of the largest in Europe, which was built to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Roman temporal power, contains two churches, a publishing house, and a home for ex-priests." - New York Times, March 14, 1903.