Lot 1186: THE VOICE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE IN SONG OR HYMNS AND HYMN-WRITERS OF MANY LANDS AND AGES 1859 Antique American Theology Christian Music History
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Voice of Christian Life in Song: or, Hymns and Hymn-Writers of Many Lands and Ages.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 303 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: "The translations in the following pages are all new, unless when the contrary is stated; because, the object of the translator being rather historical than literary, it was more essential than in ordinary cases that the colouring of the present should not be thrown over the faith of the past. The first aim, therefore, has been to represent faithfully the creed of the hymn-writers ;the next, to reproduce their thoughts and images. Wherever it has been found practicable, the original metres have been imitated. It is hoped that this volume will explain its own purpose; and it therefore only remains to state the authorities on which the hymns and biographies are given. The historical facts are drawn from the ordinary histories and biographies, German, French, and English." (Preface)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in the publisher's blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gitl lettering on the spine. There is some chipping and rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The binding is mostly sound, with some pages in the center partially loose. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal foxing.
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