Contains "Thoughts on poetry and musick: by Dr. Watts" (verso of title page), "A recommendatory preface", dated April 18, 1721, signed by Increase and Cotton Mather and 13 other ministers, the name Peter Thacher heading the list (iii p.), an explanation of musical characters ( p.), "Some brief and very plain instructions for singing by note" (25 p.), and music (engraved) consisting of "Rules for tuning the voice" and hymn tunes arranged for varying parts (24 leaves)
Appended are 23 leaves, some blank, some with tunes in manuscript, some with initials and autographs
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. Irregular pagination. Some pages light/faded throughout.