Hickok, J. H. The Sacred Harp, containing Part First, A clear compendium of the Rules and Principles of Musick. Part Second, A Collection of the most approved Church Tunes, arranged for three or four voices; with a large number of select Hymns, and a few Set Pieces; Designed to furnish Singing-Schools and Societies, and Worshipping Assemblies, of every Denomination; with a complete set of Tunes, adapted to all Metres in common use; Part Third, A Collection of Popular Airs, and Devotional Hymns, designed more immediately for Prayer Meetings and Social Circles, than Schools and Societies. Lewistown, Pa.: Printed by Shugert & Cummings, 1832. First Edition. 
Leather spine with marbled paper over card, scuffed and worn, front joint partly cracked, top of spine chipped with 1 inch loss, corners rounded, 18.5 cm (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). 1834 owner's inscription on ffep; his small ink name stamp bottom of tp. Leaf 59-60 torn with some loss of text; 2 leaves torn with no loss of text. 141 (3) pp., complete. Shaken, with old stains in the text. Good. Hardcover.
A paragraph at the end of the index says that this compilation was approved by the Synod of Philadelphia, Henry R. Wilson, Stated Clerk.
Stanislaw 92. A four-shape shaped-note tunebook.
John Hoyt Hickok (1792-1841), b. Wilton, CT; d. Harrisburg, PA.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.