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. 
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.