Doll, Joseph. Leichter Unterricht in der Vocal Musik, : enthaltend eine Sammlung geistreicher Gesänge, mit den neuesten und vornehmsten musicalischen Stücken, von verschiedenen Dichtern und Componisten, nebst hinreichendem Unterricht versehen; Eingerichtet für Singschulen. : Zweyter Band. Harrisburg: Johan Wyeth, 1815. First Edition. 
Leather spine with marbled paper over card, small chip to fore-edge of the front board, oblong 14 cm (5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. 120 pp., text complete, a few dog eared corner tips, remarkably nice otherwise. Very good. Hardcover.
Gedruckt bey Johan Wyeth.--1815. Und zu haben bey dem Herausgeber, und bey Johan Wyeth, Buchhändler in Härrisburg: bey Matthias Zahm, Lancaster: bey Henry Doll, Yorktaun, und bey Johan P. Helfenstein, Carlisle.
Copyright Oct. 19, 1815 by Joseph Doll. Includes index of first lines.
Joseph Doll (1736-1818), b. & d. at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, baptized soon after birth at the First Reformed Church of Lancaster. He was a clock-maker and silversmith by trade, setting up his shop in York, Pa. "The Dolls were a musical family. Jacob Doll was chorister of Christ Church of York for many years. - The Pennsylvania-German, April 1904.
"Departed this life, on Wednesday morning last, Mr. Joseph Doll, clock & watchmaker, of this borough: - A man of unoffending manners and unblemished reputation." - Harrisburg Republican, 3 July 1818.
Joseph Doll (fl. Harrisburgh, Pa., ca. 1810-1818), a singing master, brought out the earliest printed shape-note tunebook in German , naming it after Little and Smith's popular The Easy Instructor. When the German Reformed Salem Church of Harrisburg was incorporated on 3 July 1818, Doll was a trustee of the new church." - Britton & Lowens, American Sacred Music Imprints 1698-1810: A Bibliography, no. 169.
Stanislaw 58. A four-shape shaped-note tunebook. The Second Volume of Doll's first German language shape-note tunebook, issued five years after the first.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.