1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.
1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.
1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.
1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.
1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.
1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.

1817 TIMOTHY DWIGHT & ISAAC WATTS. Psalms of David in NT Language & Hymns. Provenance.

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Nice early, if not the first, edition of Dwight's classic expanded edition of Watt's Psalms of David. Additionally, this copy was used as the pulpit hymnal at the Second Presbyterian Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts, right by Williams College. It is inscribed thus, and then again by David R. Gillmer as being the same. We can find no record of Gillmer serving there and can only assume he served as the Assistant while attending Williams College, home of the Haystack Revival, President Edward Dorr Griffin, etc. 

Gillmer was licensed with the Presbyterian church in 1832, then pastored the church at Perth Amboy, New Jersey beginning in 1834 and then in Montrose, Pennsylvania, and afterward in Oneida County, New York. He also had a published correspondence with Samuel Miller on Presbyterian ecclesiology, which he briefly departed from [1836]. 

Even previous to his being licensed in 1832, perhaps dating to his time at Williams College and as Assistant at Second Presbyterian Church in Williamstown, MA, he had become deeply invested in the abolitionist cause. We see him as a contributor to The Liberator as early as 1831, and in 1838 he published The Problem Solved; Or, The Slaveholder Tested in a Series of Letters

Dwight, Timothy; and Isaac Watts. The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of teh New Testament, and Applied to the Christian Use and Worship by I. Watts. A New Edition, in which the Psalms omitted by Dr. Watts are versified, local Passages altered, and a Number of Psalms versified anew, in proper Metres. To the Psalms is added, a Selection of Hymns. Albany. Printed by Websters and Skinners. 585pp + Publisher's Catalogue.

Original full calf, raised bands, contrasting label. Rubbed, surface breached at hinges, corners through. But solid and attractive. Tide mark begins at the first leaf extending upward c.2 inches and diminishes quickly into the text block. Minor to moderate foxing and toning as shown.