Hedding, Elijah; Waugh, Beverly; et al. Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition. New York: Carlton & Porter, 1849. 
Bound in black morocco with raised bands, gilt-decorated spine panels, front and back boards, board edges, with fancy gilt edges inside the boards, all page edges gilt. Light rubbing to outer hinges but firm with no cracks. This is not the small pocket hymnal but the larger pulpit one, measuring 6 x 9 inches. Blue & gold patterned end papers on thick stock. Private bookplate of the Rev. J. B. Albrook, Upper Iowa Conference [Methodist]. Donation bookplate from Rev. Albrook to the library of Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, dated 1870. Withdrawn stamps over donation bookplate and on the free end paper. Oval ink library stamp on second ffep & tp, both overstamped "withdrawn." No other library matter. 744 clean and unmarked pp., large print, indices. Small tape repair to the bottom of the tp hinge. Very good. Leather bound.
A gorgeous Methodist hymnal, likely used by Rev. Albrook while leading worship services. Words only, no tunes.
Jacob Burleigh Albrook (1844-1928), b. Clarion Co., Pennsylvania ; d. Pasadena, California. Jacob moved with his parents to Delaware Co., Iowa, in 1857. In 1863 he enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Cavalry, serving until the end of the war. He graduated with full honors from Cornell College (Iowa) in 1870, and entered the Methodist Conference. He was a successful minister in several Iowa churches, the editor of camp-meeting journals, and the author of "The Sunday School Assembly of the Northwest." He became principal of Epworth Seminary, and was active in state Sunday School and Temperance associations.