The Hymnary (1872)
The Hymnary (1872). The editors of The Hymnary (1872) were William Cooke*, Honorary Canon of Chester, and Benjamin Webb*, vicar of St Andrew’s, Wells Street, London. It was published by Novello, Ewer & Co., following the decision of the Proprietors of A&M to transfer the printing of their book from Novello to William Clowes. Thus The Hymnary was born out of commercial rivalry, and its editors must have been instructed to make a more attractive book than A&M (1861) and its Appendix (1868). The book was certainly resented by the Proprietors of A&M (see Drain, 1989, pp. 196-7). Cooke and Webb argued that it was intended ‘to supply some practical wants in all existing...
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