Physical description

A thick burgundy hardcover book with the title printed in gold lettering at the top of the front cover - Sacred Songs & Solos: and New Hymns and Solos. It was compiled and sung by Ira D. Sankey. The spine has the title in gold lettering at the top. The front cover is detached from the spine. The 750 pieces of music and words were compiled and sung by Ira D. Sankey. There is a an Index to Titles, Contents, Index to Subjects and a Metrical Index at the back of the first section. p. At the back of the New Hymns and Solos there is an Index for the 138 hymns and solos.

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Inscriptions & markings

On the back of the front green mottled endpaper written in very ornate script in black ink: 'Present to Miss Linda Fairless from her sincere friend Alice Nyberg 4 August 1896'


The 750 pieces of Sacred Songs and Solos at the front of the collection were compiled and sung by Ira D. Sankey who was an American gospel singer and composer, known for his involvement in a series of religious campaigns in America and Britain during the closing decades of the 19th century. His style influenced church services and evangelical campaigns for generations and the hymns he wrote or popularised continued to be sung well into the 21st century. A collection of 138 pieces of New hymns and Solos compiled by Ira D. Sankey and written by various authors is at the back of the book.