Marble City, Ok. Dwight Mission Press, 1909. 12mo. 80,pp. Original brown printed wrappers. Minor creasing and soiling to wrappers. Text uniformly toned. Very good. Item #2556
A decidedly-rare pocket-sized hymnal issued by the Literature Department of the Woman's Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church. The text prints 135 hymns in Cherokee with titles in English, and include such standards as "Come to Jesus" and "The Prodigal Son," along with Biblical Psalms, hymns for certain events or times of day, and more. The hymns conclude with a pair of "Temperance Songs." The hymns are followed by a short Index keying the titles of the songs in Cherokee to the page number where they appear. The Eberstadts referred to the work as "apparently unrecorded" in 1938, an apt description then and almost still true now. OCLC records just a single physical copy, at Amherst College, and there is a copy at AAS.