The Romance of the Sacred Song by David J. Beattie, published by Marshall, Morgan & Scott, Ltd. 1931. 232 pages. Blue hardback with gilt lettering on spine, brown, unclipped dust jacket with slight wear and tear on top and edges. Hardback has bumping on spine and fading on lower edge of front cover. Binding is tight. Former owner's signature from 1938 on fly leaf. some foxing on page edges and throughout.
Contents listed include the early days of sacred song, pioneers of English hymnody, some lady hymn writers, how some famous hymns were written, the power of sacred song, hymns sung in sacred moments, children's songs, how we got our popular gospel song, hymn writers of America, sacred song composers, popular writers of today, hymns that have helped and finally an Index of Author's names. Includes b/w photographs.