Haarlem: Johannes Enschede en Zoonen, 1775.
Thick octavo. Attractively bound in full contemporary mid-tan panelled calf gilt with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and with decorative tooling. 1f. (recto title, verso "Acte van Consent" by O. Van Schuylenburch dated 21 October 1773 and with contemporary signature ("H. Loykerd") below coat of arms), -530, music typset in diamond-head notation, 531-536 (indices), 537-624 ("Catechismus ...).
With music and text to 150 psalms, with additional psalm and canticle texts printed to margins, + 11 chants.
Orde der Texten, Zoo als dezrele jaarlyks op de feestdagen, en over het lyden van Christus, voor Paaschen, in de Hervormde Gemeente van Amsteldam, gepredikt worden. Amsterdam: Johannes Wessing Willemsz, 1773. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (privilege), viii, 78 pp., 1f. (recto "Register," verso blank).
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; joints and hinges tender. Slightly worn and browned; outer margins cropped close overall, but just affecting text to several leaves of Catechismus.
A monumental collection of music for the Dutch Reformed Church, the largest Christian denomination in the Netherlands from the time of the Protestant Reformation until 1930.
The graphic effect of the printed music in the first 530 pages is particularly striking.
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