Dingley, Charles [editor]. The Devotional Harmonist: A Collection of Sacred Music, comprising a large variety of New and Original Tunes, Sentences, Anthems, etc., In addition ot many of the most Popular Tunes in common use; Presenting a greater number of Metres than any book heretofore published. To which is prefixed, A Progressive System of Elementary Instruction for Schools and Private Tuition. New-York: George Lane and Levi Scott, 1849. Patent Note Edition. 
Leather spine, front joint cracked and weak, rear good. Printed paper over card, scuffed and worn with the back cover having a vertical crease in the center. Oblong 15.5 cm (6 x 9 3/4 inches), 424 pp., complete. Two leaves with chips in the margins, not affecting any text. Good. Hardcover.
Stanislaw 51 with 424 pp. which he identifies as the 1850 printing; this copy has 1849 on the title page as well as the copyright page.
A four-note shaped-note tunebook.
This book is associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, the publishers (Lane and Scott) and the printer (Joseph Longking) produced many of their music and other books. It contains one of the first printings of "Silent Night" in English set to music. It is hymn 373, attributed to J. F. Warner, who was the translator of Rev. Joseph Mohr's Stille Nact! Heilige Nacht!.
"This is believed to be the oldest translation of "Stille Nacht" in the English language." - Hymns and Carols of Christmas, online.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.