Watts, Isaac. The Psalms of David (Boston: 1773) with Poems Inscribed by Young Girl in 1776 (Not in Evans or Bristol)

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Watts, Isaac. The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New-Testament; And applied to the Christian State and Worship. Boston: John Perkins, 1773. 27th Edition.

Binding: Hardcover (Full Leather). Book Condition: Fair Condition. Size: 6"-7" - Sextodecimo (16mo). 312 pages. Item Type: Book.

Not in Evans. Bristol's Supplement #B3526 (cf. Shipton & Mooney #42536) lists a book with the same pagination as "Boston: Printed and sold by William M'Alpine, 1773," but he does not list this variant which appears to have been printed by M'Alpine for Perkins.

An attractive part of this book is the quaint poems the original owner has written on the verso of the title page: "Dont Stele this Book | For fear of Shame for | Underneth her lies my | name | Abigail Tucker | Hur Book Bought | May the 21st 1776 | Abigail Tucker -- | Hur Book May god | Give her grase therein | To look and when the | Bells for ^her^ Doth tole -- | ay the god of heaven | Reseive hur Sole --" The imprint reads "Printed for and sold by John Perkins."

The text block is almost completely detached from the cover and the signatures have rounded out, though all are still attached. The text is complete, including the title page and the Table for finding hymns at the rear (pp. 304-312). The original free front end paper is intact with the signature of the original owner at the top of the page, but the rear end paper is missing. The pages are toned and have some scattered spotting, but most are without marks.

Old polished calf over wooden boards with large sections of the leather lost on the rear cover. Raised bands on the spine, but lacking any title. The cover is sprung and handing on by a single thread.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 6 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Hymnal; United States; 18th century; Music. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1150.
PRICE: $US 350.00