Rippon & Staughton. A Selection of Hymns, Baptist Appendix to Watts (1813)
Rippon & Staughton. A Selection of Hymns, Baptist Appendix to Watts (1813)
Rippon & Staughton. A Selection of Hymns, Baptist Appendix to Watts (1813)

Rippon & Staughton. A Selection of Hymns, Baptist Appendix to Watts (1813)

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Rippon, John; Staughton, William. A Selection of Hymns from the best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watt's's Psalms and Hymns; With the names of the tunes adapted to the hymns. Together with an Appendix, from the Olney Hymns, with additional Hymns, original and selected, by the Rev. William Staughton, D. D. Philadelphia: W. W. Woodward, 1813. The Second American, from the Fifteenth London Edition. [9393]

Red leather, lacks the front board, backstrip pulled at the ends, white ink call numbers on backstrip. 13 cm (5 x 3 inches), signed "Elizabeth Shelmerdine, No. 23 S. Fourth Street" on the ffep. The pages are not numbered consecutively but give the hymn numbers in order, text complete with index and end papers. Fair.

William Staughton, D.D. (1770-1829), English Baptist minister who emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1793. He served as pastor of several churches in New Jersey, received an honorary D.D. from Princeton in 1801, and in 1805 became pastor of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. He remained at First Baptist until becoming pastor of tne newly-formed Samson Street church in 1811, where he served until 1822. He was the designated tutor of the Baptist Education Society, the founder of the Philadelphia Bible Society, and, with Luther Rice, instrumental in the founding of Columbian College, now Georgetown University, becoming its first President in 1821, where he taught in both the theological and classical departments. Dr. Staughton was also Chaplain of the US Senate, serving from 1823 to 1826.

John Rippon, D.D. (1750-1836), "an English Baptist minister of distinction." The son of a Baptist minister, Rippon studied at Bristol, and was the successor of John Gill in the pastorate of the Baptist Church in Southwark.

"Like the majority of his co-religionists, Rippon gave his warm sympathy to the Americans during the war of independence, and was in correspondence with leading baptists on the other side of the Atlantic."...From 1790 to 1802 Rippon edited The Baptist Annual Register." Rippon collected material relating to Bunhill Fields, the nonconformist burial ground in London, and his eleven volumes of manuscripts were purchased by the British Museum from a descendant in 1870, which included biographies of hundreds of nonconformist ministers.

"Rippon is best known as the compiler of a 'Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended as an Appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns,' London, 1827...Rippon published a tenth edition, with sixty additional hymns, in 1800, (London). A thirtieth edition, with further additional hymns, appeared in 1830; and in 1844 appeared the 'comprehensive edition,' known to hymnologists as 'The Comprehensive Rippon,' containing all 1,170 hymns in one hundred metres. Among a few hymns of Rippon's own composition are some of acknowledged merit, such as 'The day has dawned, Jehovah comes.'" - DNB.

With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.