Unseld & Kieffer. The Temple Star: 7-note shape-note tunebook (1886)
Unseld & Kieffer. The Temple Star: 7-note shape-note tunebook (1886)
Unseld & Kieffer. The Temple Star: 7-note shape-note tunebook (1886)
Unseld & Kieffer. The Temple Star: 7-note shape-note tunebook (1886)

Unseld & Kieffer. The Temple Star: 7-note shape-note tunebook (1886)

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Unseld, B. C.; Kieffer, Aldine S. [editor] . The Temple Star: for Singing-Schools, Conventions, Choirs, Day-Schools, and Musical Societies. Containing A Theoretical Statement of the Principles of Vocal Music, by B. C. Unseld, of the Virginia Normal School. Glees and Songs for the Singing-School, Sabbath-School Music, Hymn Tunes, Anthems and Chants. Dayton, VA: Ruebush, Kieffer & Co., 1886. [8774]

Green cloth spine with printed paper boards, lacks most of the backstrip, covers scuffed and worn with rounded corners, oblong 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches). Front end papers torn with loss, lacks the rear end papers. Title page with 3.5 cm tear at top, same for the next several leaves, other edge tears elsewhere. 182 pp., (of 184), lacks the index leaf at back. Poor. Hardcover.

Seven-shape shape-note system.

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