Philadelphia: Printed for the Authors & Sold by Westcott & Adgate, At their Card-Manufactory, 1790. Third edition. Hardcover. Contemporary 1/4 calf and plain boards; 5.25 x 9.25 inches; (1), 20, 56 pp. General engraved title page, text title page for "Rudiments of Music" followed by 3-20 pages text and 56 engraved pages of music. Covers worn and soiled, spine leather cracked and chipped, first section detached, contemporary ownership inscriptions of Amos Porter (dated 1790) and William Porter (1811) to 2 front blank leaves, front pastedown mostly removed, leaves moderately soiled. While overall condition is fairly decripit, text is complete with all pages present and intact. Worthy of restoration. Good. Item #17787
Text title page with imprint: "Printed by John M'Culloch, in Third-Street, near Market-Street. And sold by the author, opposite the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, between Market and Arch-Streets. M. DCC. XC." Rare and early American hymn book and musical instructor. OCLC locates only 4 copies (at least one of which is imperfect) of this third edition (American Antiquarian Society). Evans, 1st series, 22299; Amer. Sacred Music, 4.