Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]
Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]
Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]
Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]
Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]

Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]

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Wesley, John. A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church [with 7 Quarterly tickets]; Principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M....; Revised and Corrected, with the Names of the Tunes in the Harmonist affixed to each Hymn. With a Supplement, and an Index to the Subjects of the Hymns. New-York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1839. [6921]

Full calf, some scuffing & wear, spine decorated in gilt with black leather title label, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, outer hinges rubbed with slight crack top of front hinge, but nothing is loose. Marbled end papers, several dated signatures of John Magill, 635 pp., foxing, a few page corners bumped. Pasted to the front end papers are 7 Wesleyan-Methodist Quarterly tickets, each signed by Magill; dates range from 1822-1831. One of them is also signed by a "W. Thacher." Good. Full calf.

697 hymns, words only, metre noted, each with a suggested tune name.

A very good hymnal with an interesting group of Class, Band or Society tickets. There is one with a small b identifying it as a Band ticket (Quarterly Ticket for March, 1827). These differed from Presbyterian communion tokens or tickets as we believe they were to admit the bearer to a Love Feast meal rather than to communion. It appears that one John Magill pasted his tickets into a new hymnal after 1839, as all of the the tickets predate 1839. His signature at the beginning of this book is dated December 6, 1848.

We wonder if these tickets are from England, Ireland, or Wales, and if he emigrated to New York with them? An interesting group for research.