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Important Collection of Scottish Music in Fine Bindings
Scottish Music: A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice …By Pleyel, Folio L.n.d. c. 1794, signed by G. Thomson, 25pp; bound with, A Selection of Scots Songs …by Peter Urbani, with engd. portrait Alan Ramsay Scotus, 50pp; Bound with A New & Complete Collection of the Most Favourite Scots Songs.. By Sigo Corri, folio Edin. (Corri & Coy) n.d. Engd. title, 29pp, plus other single pieces by Corri; also Mc Glashan (Alex) A Collection of Strathspen Reels, oblong folio Edin. n.d. c. 1790, engd. title, 34pp., Bound with, A Collection of Scots Measures Hornpipes, Jigs, etc, oblong folio Edin. n.d. Engd. title, 42pp; bound with, A Collection of Reels, also by alex Mc Glashen, oblong folio Edin. n.d., engd. title & 4pp; together with, Gow (Niel) of Dunkeld, A collection [-Third] of Stratspey Reels…, Folio Edin. n.d., 3 engd. titles, 36, 36 + 36pp; Bound with Mackintosh (Rob.) sixty Eight Ven Reels.., folio Edin. n.d., engd. title + 5pp Subscribers, 39pp; Bound with, Petrie (Robert) A Collection of Strathspey Reels, & Country Dances, folio Edin. n.d., engd. title, list of subscribers, 22pp; and some other single pieces, Together in 3 vols. folio in fine cont. full crimson mor. Scottish binding, a.e.g., gilt tooled multiple borders with corner thistle tools, and central ovals with musical trophies, lute etc., flat spines with similar tooled decoration in panels. In fine condition. As a collection of music, w.a.f. Rare.
* Provenance: Given by Col. Alex Mc Donnel, brother of Sir James Mc Donnel, the celebrated defender of Hougomont at the Battle of Waterloo, to Catherine Mc Donnell. See note inside Vol. I by John Mc Donnell, M.D. Kilsharvan, Oct. 18 1886. Purchased by the present owners in 1972 from Hodges Figgis & Co. (3)