Church Hymnal

Church Hymnal (Cooke and Denton, 1853). This was one of the principal books published in the years before the First Edition of A&M. The full title was The Church Hymnal. A Book of Hymns adapted to the use of The Church of England and Ireland, arranged as they are to be sung in Churches. No editors’ names appeared on the title page. No date is given on the title page. The copy in the British Library, presented by John Julian in 1893, bears his inscription ‘Known as Cooke & Denton’s Col:’, presumably based on his own private knowledge (this may also have given JJ the date). William Denton* later became one of the instigators of A&M, but withdrew from the project, either through a...

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