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1799 Scottish Airs Music Score Robert Burns Songs of Scotland 4in1 SIGNED
London : Printed & sold by Preston, 1799. - 1799 Scottish Airs Music Score Robert Burns Songs of Scotland 4in1 SIGNED comp@$2,750 for lesser editions / None Worldwide George Thomson (1757–1851), born at Limekilns, Fife, Scotland, was a noted collector of the music of Scotland, a music publisher, and a friend of Robert Burns. His A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice came out in five volumes between 1799 and 1818, and included contributions from Burns, Walter Scott and Thomas Campbell. Thomson published folksong arrangements by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. -I find examples (not as old as mine) selling for $2,750 elsewhere. My copy seems to be the oldest example offered for sale worldwide! Author: Leopold Kozeluch; Thomson, Mr.; Robert Burns; Allan Ramsay Title: A SELECT COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL SCOTISH AIRS FOR THE VOICE. TO EACH OF WHICH ARE ADDED INTRODUCTORY & CONCLUDING SYMPHONIES & ACCOMPANYMENT FOR THE VIOLIN & PIANO FORTE BY PLEYEL (& KOZELUCH). WITH SELECT CHARACTERISTIC VERSES BY THE MOST ADMIRED SCOTISH POETS ADAPTED TO EACH AIR. THE GREATER NUMBER OF THEM WRITTEN FOR THIS WORK BY BURNS Published: London : Printed & sold by Preston, 1799. There are four sets, or volumes, bound into this book, each with 50 pages of music/text, and with each of the four title pages signed at the foot of the page by the editor, George Thomson. SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: intact leather binding, front cover unattached; leather free from spine Pages: complete with all 100 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed & sold by Preston, 1799 Size: ~15in X 11.75in – Large book! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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