Smith.  Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs (1805) Baptist Hymnal, Cooperstown NY
Smith.  Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs (1805) Baptist Hymnal, Cooperstown NY

Smith. Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs (1805) Baptist Hymnal, Cooperstown NY

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Smith, Joshua; Northrup, William; Northrup, Emmanuel. Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs; for the use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians: being formerly a collection by Joshua Smith, and others; With Additions & Alterations, by William & Emmanuel Northrup. Cooperstown, (N. Y.): Printed and Sold by E. Phinney, 1805. First Edition of the present Compilation. [8529]

Leather spine with paper over boards, very worn with much of the paper missing, the spine sometime covered with a strip of paper or linen as reinforcement, 4 x 6 1/4 pp. 228 pp. with the following defects: lacking the front 2 blanks; edge chip at Preface affecting five words; lacking pp. 75-82; leaf pp. 117-118 torn with loss of bottom 1 1/2 inches; leaf pp. 189-90 torn with a straight pin holding the torn piece to the page; stitched repair to text block; all leaves tattered at the edges. Good. Hardcover.

"The Editor would inform the public that there are several Editions of what are commonly called SMITH'S HYMNS, that do not comport with the general understanding of them, being injudiciously collected. The present Edition may be depended upon as genuine."

Not in Shaw & Shoemaker (checked both Jones and Northrup).  OCLC with 4 locations. The only sales record for it at RareBookHub is from a 1967 Midland catalogue.

William Northrup (1760-1812), was a Baptist minister in Rhode Island.

"The progenitor of Divine Hymns, Joshua Smith (1760-1795), was a lay preacher affiliated with Baptist congregations in Caanan and Brentwood, New Hampshire. This book went through at least two dozen editions from 1791 to 1816. The titles of the editions varied, as did the collaborators and the publishers." - Music & Richardson, "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story", p. 138.

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