1843, 1st edition, antique book of psalms and hymns, adapted to social, private and public worship in the Presbyterian church in the United States of America, approved and authorized by the General Assembly. To the above are added, The Form of Government of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, The Directory for Worship, and the Shorter Catachism. Published by Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication. Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1843 by A.W. Mitchell, M.D. in the office of the Clerk of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Printed by William S. Martien. Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, 534 pages plus 60 pages for The Form of Government of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, The Directory for Worship, and the Shorter Catachism. The book measures approx. 7 1/2" by 5" by 2" thick.
Condition: Reasonable for the age, leather bindings have wear to the edges corners and spine, including the indents from scribble to the reverse flat of the cover by a child which mainly shows when the light falls across the cover (perhaps done during a significantly long sermon.....), pages have yellowed and some of the corners have been bent, no tears. There are signs that the spine is beginning to separate but is still holding, see photos for details.