Songs of Zion, containing a choice collection of psalm and hymn tunes, of the various metres, used by Christians of every denomination. To which is prefixed, a concise introduction to the rules of music. Prepared for the use of schools. In two parts. Part I.

Pittsburgh: Printed and published by Eichbaum and Johnston. Market Street. 1824. First edition. 13 x 22 1/2 cm. xvi, 183pp., errata. A shaped-note songbook. Paper covered printed boards (worn) with leather spine, joints starting. Part One (all published). Book bears the early ownership signature of Archibald Hanna. OCLC locates copies at Aurora Univ., Ohio Wesleyan Univ., and AAS. American Imprints 16899 adds NY Public Lib. Midland Books Catalog 72-293, 1958: "Only known copy. Title previously assumed from an announcement in the Franklin almanac for 1825." Item #62760

Freeman Lewis (1780-1859) who lived in Uniontown, Pennsylvania was a surveyor, school teacher and composer. His works include "The Beauties of Harmony," originally published in 1814. He continued to add to and revise it. He then began again under this title, but for some reason failed to continue, perhaps lack of success.

Price: $1,250.00

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