Physical description

A very damaged antique brown and black covered introduction to singing music book. The title page is missing. The spine has four double gold bands with the title printed in gold lettering. It has 319 songs or hymns included as well as Preliminary remarks addressed to learners, musical characters, intervals, time, diatonic scale, major and minor modes or keys and transposition.

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Inscriptions & markings

Written in black ink on the front endpaper 'Mrs Watson Dec 22 1840' On the Preliminary Remarks page is written in faded black ink ' May 1871 H'.


An introduction to singing prepared with a view to assist those who wish to acquire a sufficient knowledge of the science to sing the praises of God correctly; and also to encourage the cultivation of vocal music in schools. It is of use for beginners.