Collins. The Timbrel of Zion 1853 Shaped Note Tunebook
Collins. The Timbrel of Zion 1853 Shaped Note Tunebook
Collins. The Timbrel of Zion 1853 Shaped Note Tunebook
Collins. The Timbrel of Zion 1853 Shaped Note Tunebook

Collins. The Timbrel of Zion 1853 Shaped Note Tunebook

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Collins, T. K., Jr. The Timbrel of Zion: A Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems, and Chants, from the most Distinguished European and American Authors; Embracing all the Modern Improvements, and Containing a Clear Exposition of the Primary Principles of Musical Science. Designed for the use of Choirs, Singing-Schools, and Societies; the Whole constituting a Body of Church Music as Complete as ever issued by the Press. Philadelphia: S. C. Collins, 1853. [8696]

Leather spine with printed paper boards, front right bottom corner damaged with loss; ffep, title page, and next leaf also torn with loss at that place, many pages afterwards dogeared in that corner. Oblong 15 cm (6 x 9 3/4 inches), 352 pp. with 3 missing leaves, a few tattered leaves. Defective: lacking pp. 341-348.

"The Character Notes, as used in the 'Christian Minstrel,' secured for this work by special contract with the Proprietors."

This has a seven-note shaped-note system of music.

With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.