Jackson, Samuel. Sacred Harmony: A Collection of Music, adapted to the greatest variety of Metres now in use: And, for Special Occasions, A Choice Collection of Sentences, Anthems, Motets, and Chants; With an Improved System of Elementary Instruction. New-York: George Lane & Charles B. Tippett, 1848. Patent Note Edition. 
Leather spine, printed paper over card, scuffed, worn, front joint cracked, intact. Oblong 15.5 cm (6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches), front end paper hinge sometime repaired with pasted paper, ffep with large pencil inscription, "Joseph B. Shelley's Genuine Music Book, Bought in the year of Our Lord 1857". (i.)-(xl), 1-396 pp.; text complete and very good. Good. Hardcover.
Stanislaw 118. A four-shape shape-note tunebook. Includes some round note selections at the end of the book.
The publisher's names and location - 200 Mulberry St., New York - identify this as a Methodist production.
With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.