Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 258

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(RELIGION.) John Reist. A Collection of Hymns, Designed for the Use of the Church of Christ. 224 pages. 16mo, contemporary calf, minor wear; foxing; early owner's pencil inscription on from pastedown. Buffalo, NY: A.W. Wilgus, 1847

Additional Details

First edition of the first hymnal of the Reformed Mennonite Church, with the text of 197 hymns. The first American English-language hymnal of the main body of Mennonites ("A Selection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs") was published the same year in Harrisonburg, VA; priority is undetermined. See Bender, "Hymnology of the North American Mennonites." 5 in OCLC, and none at auction since 1920. Not in Severance, Buffalo Imprints to 1850; or the McMurtrie supplement.