Philadelphia: Printed for the Authors & Sold by Westcott & Adgate, At their Card-Manufactory, 1790. Third edition. Covers worn and soiled, spine leather cracked and chipped, front board detached, 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 pretty decripit, text is complete with all pages present and intact. Worthy of restoration. 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. 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.