“HIGHER AND PURER REACHES OF SONG AND TUNEFULNESS”
ROBINSON, Charles. The New Laudes Domini. New York: The Century Co., (1892). Octavo, modern full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $450.
First edition of this hymnal compiled by noted Presbyterian minister and hymnologist Charles Seymour Robinson, handsomely bound.
Presbyterian minister Charles Seymour Robinson (who pastored New York's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, among other congregations), also famous for his lectures on Egypt, remains best known for compiling several hymn books, beginning with 1862's Songs for the Church. The present volume is a successor to Robinson's original Laudes Domini, published 1884. Owner signature corresponding to gilt initials on front pastedown dentelle. Gift inscription to title page.
Front inner hinge expertly reinforced. An about-fine copy, handsomely bound.