Treasury of American Sacred Song : With Notes Explanatory and Biographical (1896).
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Selected and edited by W. Garrett Horder
The flyleaf contains the inscription W G, Xmas 1897.
Published in London by Henry Frowde in 1896. This is a first edition.
The collection includes work by Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Townsend Trowbridge, Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Alice Cary, Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
William Garrett Horder (1841–1922) was a prominent Congregational minister who was widely known beyond denominational boundaries as a hymnologist and compiler of hymn-books in an increasingly liberal tradition.
Heavy cream vellum spine with bright gilt border and design, smooth deep red cloth boards, with gilt embossed title. A tight, bright and clean book.