Mason & Mason. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony 1835 Shaped Note Tunebook
Mason & Mason. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony 1835 Shaped Note Tunebook
Mason & Mason. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony 1835 Shaped Note Tunebook
Mason & Mason. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony 1835 Shaped Note Tunebook

Mason & Mason. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony 1835 Shaped Note Tunebook

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Mason, Lowell; Mason, Timothy B. The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: A Collection of Church Music, consisting of a great variety of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems, Sacred Songs and Chants, original and selected; Including many new and beautiful subjects from the most eminent Composers, Harmonized and Arranged expressly for this Work. Cincinnati: Truman and Smith, 1835. New Edition, Revised and Corrected.[8690]

Leather spine with printed blue paper over card, joints good, paper scuffed and worn with loss. Oblong 14.5 cm (5 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches), old ink inscriptions on the end papers, "Withers, Raleigh, N. Carolina," "Edmund Withers, Washington College, Hartford, Connecticut." First free end paper missing. Leaf 97-98 torn with loss of half, index leaf torn with little remaining. 230 pp. (2) pp., all pages present with the noted defects of two leaves.  Fair. Hardcover.

Stanislaw 184. A four-note shape-note tunebook.

"The publishers would further remark, that the 'Sacred Harp' is printed in patent notes (contrary to the wishes of the Authors) under the belief that it will prove much more acceptable to a majority of singers in the West and South." - p. iv.

With a signed provenance card from the collection of A. Merril Smoak, Jr., DWS.