Harmoniæ perfecta: a compleat collection of Psalm tunes : in four parts, the three upper parts being transposed into the treble cliff; fitted to all the various measures now in use: taken from the most eminent masters, chiefly from Mr. Ravenscroft. To which is added, a dialogue upon death.....The whole principally design'd for the ease, improvement and delight of all lovers of Psalmody; being the first of its kind ever yet Extrant.
Nathaniel Gawthorn & Thomas Ravenscroft
Published London : printed by William Pearson, and sold by Richard Ford, and Richard Hett; John Gilbert mathematical-instrument maker; Nathaniel Gawthorn, 1730. Full leather binding, worn to the edges and corners, upper board holding on by a binding string. Front endpaper detached. Hand written inscription from 1819 from the Rev Josiah Townsend to the singers attending the old chapel, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield. Pages with some age toning, some of the latter pages with worming to the lower page (showing in the last 2 images), small inscription to the dedication page, but pages good in the main. 272pp. Compiler's preface signed: Nathaniel Gawthorn. In this issue, the word "Harmonia" is mispelled "Harmoniæ" and there is no "and" before "Nathaniel" in the imprint, and without the words to the psalms. Rare title. Assumed First Edition.
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