Festival hymns for the use of charity-schools : originally composed for the Fraternity of the Blue and Green Coat Boys in the Corporation of Reading.

Author
Merrick, James, 1720-1769 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
The third edition.
Published/​Created
Reading [England] : Printed for J. Newbery and C. Micklewright, at the Bible and Crown in the Market-Place, MDCCXLII [1742]
Description
vii, [1], 1-22, [2] pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 19 cm.

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Publisher
Rare books genre
Notes
  • "Price six-pence" --At foot of t.p.
  • Preface on p. iii-vii, outlining the history of the Confederation, "private alms" and "publick charities" in Reading, and listing benefactors.
  • Illustrations: Woodcut tailpieces at the end of each selection.
  • Roscoe describes this title, based on Legg's 18th c. Reading Bibliography, but provides a date of 1810 (cf. J244).
  • Cotsen copy: "Purchased from the remaining portion of the renowned Loveday Collection at Williamscote, near Banbury, in 1980" --Maggs Bros. note, laid into slipcase.
Bibliographic references
Index of hymns on p. [23].; last page blank.
Binding note
Sewn into later plain brown wrappers; within marbled-paper slipcase.
References
cf. Roscoe, J244
Place name(s)
England Reading
OCLC
177752568
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