Manchester, Wm. C. Songs of Zion, or Conference Hymns, Selected and Original; To which are added, A brief Sketch of the Author's Life and Experience; an Obituary Notice of his late Father, and some Remarks on the Science of Music. Providence: H. H. Brown, 1835. Third Edition, Enlarged and Improved. 
Full calf, scuffed & rubbed yet with no cracks, lacks the spine title label, 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Lacks the front & rear blanks. DEFECTIVE: (i)-xviii, (19)-210 [of 224]; pp. 57-58 torn at bottom corner will loss of a couple of words; lacks pp. 157-158, and all after p. 210. Fair.
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"The great improvement of the present edition is, that it contains about thirty new Hymns, which have been carefully selected from a rich fund of materials, while it retains nearly all of the Hymns contained in the former editions, which may be found in this by referring to them in the Index....As it is the custom of many churches to line their Hymns, especially on communion season, I have inserted a number for that purpose, with a variety of Conference Hymns, from various authors, adapted to various occasions and circumstances, all of which are humbly presented to those who wish to use them in praising the Lord, until we sing the new song in the kingdom of God." - Preface.
William Carr Manchester (1794-1861). b. Cranston, Rhode Island; d. Murphy, North Carolina.; the son of Thomas Carr, who was for over fifty years pastor of the Baptist Church in Coventry, Rhode Island. At the time this hymnal was compiled the son William was pastor of the Roger Williams Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.