Stanford, John. The Domestic Chaplain: being Fifty-two short Lectures, with Appropriate Hymns, on the most interesting subjects, for every Lord's Day in the year; Designed for the Improvement of Families of every Christian Denomination. New-York: Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, 1806. First Edition. 
Full leather binding in poor condition, both boards nearly detached, old black burn marks on the back board and edge of spine, 7 x 4 1/4 inches. "Elizabeth Sanford's" in blue ink on the tp. xii., 384, 41 pp. Text block is very good, complete, not damaged. The last 41 pp. are the Hymns, and there is a separated title page, same imprint. The hymns are words only, no music. Fair. Full leather.
Starr, A Baptist Bibliography, S7944.
"In 1806, Stanford published The Domestic Chaplain, a collection of fifty-two devotional addressed for weekly use by those without access to public services. Bound with the addresses is A Collection of Hymns, Appropriate to the Domestic Chaplain. This contains a like number of hymns, whose relationship is explained by this note at the end fo the first reading: 'The number to the appropriate Hymns, at the end of this volume, will be found to correspond with the number of the Lecture.' The lectures themselves quote a number of hymns in addition to those collected in the anthology. That this use of hymns by Stanford was typical of his preaching may be seen in his published sermons, many of which include hymns." - Music & Richardson, "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story", pp 154-155.
John Stanford (1754-1834), b. Wandsworth, Surrey, England; d. New York City. Stanford was confirmed in the Church of England, but became a Baptist, uniting with the congregation of which Benjamin Wallin was pastor. He was ordained and made pastor of a church at Hammersmith in 1781. In 1786 he moved to New York and established an academy in the city. During his ministry he was pastor of churches in New York City and in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was made a trustee of Brown University. Most of his life was spent in ministering to the downtrodden and lower classes, including service in the State Prison, the Magdalen House, the Orphan's Asylum, the Debtor's Prison, the Lunatic Asylum, and other charitable institutions.