Aikin, J. B. The Christian Minstrel: A New System of Musical Notation; with a collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants, selected from the Most Popular Works in Europe and America. Designed for the use of Churches, Singing-Schools, and Societies. Philadelphia: S. C. Collins, 1846. One Hundred and Fifty-Second Edition. 
1846 - probably a later printing.
Leather spine with printed paper over card, covers quite worn with some loss of paper, firmly attached. Oblong 15 cm (6 x 9 3/4 inches), several names, other writing in pencil on end papers and some pages, lacks all free end papers. 416 pp., complete text, last index leaf tattered and detached. Good. Hardcover.
Seven-shape shape-note system.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.