Publisher: New Haven: Engraved & Published by N. & S. S. Jocelyn, 1824.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 17305.
Condition: Rubbed and soiled, but sound; a good copy.
Book ID: 25869
DescriptionSmall oblong 12mo, original drab boards, rebacked at an early date with green calf, printed paper label (on the lower board, suggesting that this may have been misbound at the time of rebacking). 33 pages of engraved sheet music, printed on the rectos only. Morse's Telegraphic Alphabet on the recto of a terminal leaf.
Comments¶ A companion to Village Hymns for Social Worship, also published in 1824 by Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), an itinerant evangelist from Connecticut who, according to the DAB "never had a settled pastorate, never married, never asked remuneration for his services, but with single-minded zeal devoted himself to the awakening of souls." The lead with the Morse's Telegraphic Alphabet is not explained, but is an early version of what became Morse Code.