Hi! I was referred to this group by a person on the EBay message boards.
A friend of mine has a book that is considered miniature but I have
not been able to find any information on the book at all. There are
full size versions of the book published in different years but this
is one I cannot find any information for the publishing year. I hope
someone here can help!
Here is the info:
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Principally from the collection of
The Rev. John Wesley, A.M.
What makes this a little different than the other's currently on the
market is it's size. It is a miniature version of the full size book.
It measures: 3.25" x 2.25" and is 1" thick. There is also a name
written in the back in pencil: Charles S. McHenry 19570 There are 623
pages, just like the full size version.
Can anyone help me with information about this book? In the front is
also a commentary about how this is a reprint because the one
published in 1845 was incomplete and there were complaints about
errors on the words. There is no music, another book would have
accompanied this one and would have had all the music in it.
I have done extensive searches on the Internet with no luck. Can find
all kinds of information about the full size one published in 1845 and
the full size one published in 1851 but nothing on this one. Not even
the Library of Congress has this one on file.
Anyone? help? It's for a friend and I would really like to be able to
give her some information on this find. It's in pretty good shape, the
cover is a bit beat up, but nothing major and some foxing on the pages
but all quite readable and easy to turn.