Lucknow: Methodist Publishing House, 1911. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth. 459pp. Front pastedown text. Very good. Item #30603
Bit of quite mild edgewear and bit of mild age toning -- but overall a tight, clean, quite decent later printing of this cheaply-produced Christian hymn book published in the Hindi language. Ownership signature on front flyleaf of Arthur Bruce Moss, an early 20th century pastor of Brooklyn's New York Avenue Methodist Church and author of "Women in Scripture," "Thomas Webb: A Founder of American Methodism" and other texts on the history of Methodism; also active in Methodist missionary work in India -- where no doubt he acquired this text. From the collection of musicologist and conductor Paul Clinton Echols (1944-94).