Songs of Scotland: A Selection by John Reid; with an essay by John Foord. John Reid, compiler.
Songs of Scotland: A Selection by John Reid; with an essay by John Foord
Songs of Scotland: A Selection by John Reid; with an essay by John Foord

Songs of Scotland: A Selection by John Reid; with an essay by John Foord

New York: Boosey & Co. 1908. Hardcover. 19, 259, 11, [1], iii, [1] p.: music; 31 cm. Dark green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and cover titles; gilt-ruled border on each board. Top page edges gilt. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper with handwritten gift inscription indicating that the book was given to Robert K. Bowman in June 1909 by the compiler, John Reid. Two blank leaves added between front endpapers and title page; the second leaf bears tipped-in sepia photograph of John Reid. Armorial bookplate of John Reid covers imprint on title page. Contents: The Auld Scotch Sangs -- Songs of Robert Burns -- Songs of Sir Walter Scott -- Songs of Lady Nairne -- Songs of Robert Tannahill -- Songs of James Hogg -- Songs of Hector Macneil -- Songs by Scotland's Minor Lyric Poets -- Songs of Nameless Bards. Includes a title index. John Reid (1840-1916) was one of the founders and a president of St. Andrew's Golf Club, as well as a great proponent of the songs of Scotland, which he sang in addition to collecting and publishing. A scarce work with an interesting provenance. In Very Good Condition: ends of spine slightly frayed; cover very lightly soiled; minimal faint dampstain along part of fore-edges in back third of book; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good. Item #005571

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