316 – David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music By David Glen

An update by Geoff Hore 2008-2015.  The writing in black font is from A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music. The update comments are in blue font.

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This series of books and all its different editions is by far the most difficult for the bibliographer to arrange into the correct book/edition sequence. Cannon found a number of different editions in libraries in UK and USA as well as his own and other collections and has come up with a totally logical explanation as to how these books emerged into the public arena.

To the uninitiated this chapter will appear to be a quagmire but the following is the present writer’s attempt to put simply what is explained in detail in the main text.

Edition I

Initial publication of part 1 (1876) and part 2 (1880).

Edition II

Second printing of parts 1 (1886) and 2 (1886).
Initial publication of part 3 (1886), part 4 (1889), parts 5-10 (1889-1892); part 10 may belong here or in edition III.

Edition III

Third printing of parts 1 and 2. Both have ‘third edition’ on the title-page. The initial publication of part 10 may fit in here as well.

Edition IV

Initial publication of parts 11 and 12. The title-page differs from earlier editions.

From this point all books have been enlarged and appear with more pages and tunes.

Edition V

Enlarged printings of parts 3, 5 and 10. Although they have the same title-pages as the books in edition IV the fact that they have extra pages ensures they are different editions. Part 3 has ‘Second edition’ and part 5 is the first one with a ‘thousand’ number on the title-page.

Edition VI

Enlarged editions of parts 1-10. All of these books have a new title-page design which includes the thousand number.

Edition VII

Initial publication of parts 13-17. There is no ‘thousand’ number on the title-page of any of these books.

Edition VIII

Reprints of parts 11-14. Because they are reprints of previously enlarged books they have been given their own edition number. The only part 14 seen by the present writer with ‘Second Thousand’ on the title page has the imprint David Glen and Sons.

Edition IX

New editions of all 17 parts that have the imprint David Glen and Sons. Most have the price 1/6 but three books are priced 1/- and these may in fact be separate editions.

Edition X

Various reprints identical to IX except they have 2/- on the title-page.

As can be seen there is a definite logic once it is laid out and Cannon has performed a considerable feat in achieving this. The present writer is doubtful if he could have achieved the same level of exactness if he had to start from scratch as Cannon did.

The following are the books in the writer’s collection:-

A)  Bound collection parts 1-5. All 5 parts are edition II.

B)  Bound collection Glen’s Tutor (8th thousand) plus parts 1-12. Parts 1 & 2 are edition III. Part 3 is edition V. Parts 4-9 are edition II. Parts 10-12 are all edition IV. There is little doubt that this book was sold as a bound collection at new. An advertisement pasted inside the rear cover mentions Glen’s Tutor with 53 tunes. This is probably the 8th thousand which appeared between 1893-5. The advertisement also lists two parts of Glen’s Piobaireachd. Part 2 edition I was published in 1895/6 and part 3 edition I in Oct 1896. It is therefore reasonable to assume that this collective volume was available for sale in 1895 or 96.

C)  Bound collection Glen’s Tutor plus parts 1-11. The cover is missing as are many pages of the Tutor and the last few pages of part 11. There may have been other parts in this collection. It is the same as B above except part 5 is edition V. It cannot be accurately dated as there is too much missing.

D)  Bound collection Glen’s Tutor (23rd thousand) plus parts 1-17 plus a seven page index of tunes. Parts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are all edition IX. Parts 4 & 9 are edition VI. Parts 11 & 13 are edition VIII. This volume can be dated after 1911 when the David Glen and Sons imprint was used and before 1936 when the price changed to 2/-.

E)  Bound collection Glen’s Tutor and parts 1-8 put together and bound by the writer. Part 1, 7th thousand; edition X. Part 2, 5th thousand; edition IX; Part 3, 5th thousand; edition IX; Part 4, 3rd thousand; edition VI; Part 5, 5th thousand; edition IX; Part 6, 4th thousand; edition IX; Part 7, 4th thousand; edition X; Part 8, 4th thousand; edition X.

F)  Bound collection (fragment) parts 13-17, edition VII. These are not part of C above as they have been cropped to a different size.

G)  Various individual parts as follows:

Part 1, 4th , 6th & 7th thousand,
Part 2, 3rd & 4th thousand,
Part 3, 3rd & 6th thousand,
Part 4, edition II & 4th thousand, Part 5, 3rd & 4th thousand,
Part 6, 3rd & 4th thousand,
Part 7, edition II, 2nd & 4th thousand, Part 8, 2nd, 3rd & 4th thousand,
Part 9, 2nd & 3rd thousand,
Part 10, 2nd & 4th thousand,
Part 11, 2nd & 3rd thousand,
Part 12, edition IV & 2nd thousand, Part 13, 2nd thousand,
Part 14, edition VII & 3rd thousand, Part 15, edition VII,
Part 16, nil,
Part 17, edition VII.

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EDITIONS PRIOR TO THE ENLARGEMENT

I        1876

 Part 1

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Scanned image from Roderick Cannon

title; index; pp 1-30, tunes 1-59, pp (31-32) blank,

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.*(Glen collection). Boards, marbled, unlettered. Possibly the original binding, since there are fly- leaves, one at the front and two at the back, besides the blank leaf already mentioned, all of paper very similar to the rest of the book. 6.4 x 9.8″.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle.

The content of 59 tunes does not tally with the statement of the title-page, but it is confirmed by the index, which lists the same 59 tunes and gives all page numbers correctly. There is no question of this index having been bound in by accident, since in the copy consulted the two leaves, title and index, are part of the same folded sheet, still joined in one place although badly worn at the fold.

1880

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Scanned image from Roderick Cannon.

p [i], title; p [ii], index; pp 1-38, tunes 1-60.

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* (Glen collection). Boards. The outside front cover has printing identical with title; outside back is a price list. One fly-leaf at each end. 6.4 x 9.9″
  • City Library, Dundee.

Both parts were advertised in 1881, price 3s each, or in one volume, 5s 6d. Although the lettering of the title seems identical to that of part 1, the engraving of the piper in the middle of the page is very slightly altered.

II      1886

Under this heading I have classified the second editions of parts 1 and 2, and the first editions of parts 3-10, inclusive, since they have features in common and appear to have been issued in rapid succession. There is in fact some doubt as to whether part 10 belongs here or in the next ‘edition’, III below.

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p [i], title; p [ii], index; pp 1-32, tunes 1-60.

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper cover. Received 10 January 1890.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (missing). A handwritten note in the Edinburgh copy of part 15 (edition VII below) gives the accession date 9 January 1890.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. 6.8 x 10.1″.
  • The Author’s Collection. Part of collective volume A.

The price was evidently reduced very quickly after publication, since an advertisement on the back cover of part 2 of this edition, dated the same year, gives it as 1s only.

1886

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p [i] title; p [ii], index; pp 1-38, tunes 1-60.

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper covers. Received 10 January 1890.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (missing). Received 9 January 1890.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. 6.8 x 10.3″.
  • The Author’s Collection. Part of collective volume A.

1886

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p [i]; p [1], index; pp 2-36, tunes 1-60; pp [37-38] blank.

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper cover. Received 10 December 1889.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (missing). Received 10 December 1889.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. 6.8 x 10.3″. Received April 1890.
  • The Author’s Collection. Part of collective volume A.

1889

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p [i], title; p [1], index; pp 2-34, tunes 1-60; p [35], ‘Some press opinions of part third’.

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper covers. Received 10 December 1889.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (missing). Received 18 December 1889.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. 6.8 x 10.1”. Received April 1890.
  • The Author’s Collection.Two copies. One is part of collective volume A and the other part of collective volume B.

1889

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1890

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1891

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1892

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c1892

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Part     title      index       pages       tunes     other pages

5           [i]       [1]            2-34         1-60       (none)

6           [i]       [ii]            1-33          1-60       [34], colophon

7           [i]       [iii]           1-28          1-60       (none)

8           [i]       [ii]           1-33          1-60       [34], price list

9           [i]       [ii]           1-29          1-60       [30], colophon

The same books in the writer’s collection are identical to those described above.

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper covers. Received: part 5, 10 January 1890; part 6, 8 December 1890; part 7, 1 October 1891; part 8, 25 January 1892, part 9, 15 March 1892.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (missing). Received: part 5, 9 January 1890; part 6, not known; part 7, 29 September 1891; part 8, 15 January 1892; part 9, 12 March 1892.
  • British Library, London.* (parts 7-8 only). 6.7 x 9.9”. Received 10 June 1899 along with different editions of other parts; all subsequently bound together.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. 6.8 x 10.3″. Received: part 5, April 1890; part 6, February 1891; part 7, 24 October 1891; part 8, 5 November 1892; part 9, not known.
  • City Library, Dundee. Parts 7-8.
  • The Author’s Collection.One part 5 is part of collective volume A. Collective volume B has parts 5-9 part.

Part 10:

Both the Oxford and Cambridge University libraries have a series of parts 1 to 14, but part 10 is absent from both, and it seems clear that it was never sent by the publishers. In both libraries, parts 1-9 are of edition II as described here; parts 11-14 have the different title-pages described below. The contents of part 10 are printed on the inside back covers of the earliest copies of part 11 (edition IV below), showing 60 tunes, and the final page number 29.

The present writer has a collective volume (volume B is described in the introduction above) with parts 1 thru 12 and the part 10 is edition V.

III      c1886-96

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p [i], title; p [iii], index; pp 1-36, tunes 1-60 plus pibroch.

  • The Author’s Collection. Part of collective volume B.

Cannon found only an isolated title-page in a private collection during his research. This edition can be dated after 1886 (the date of edition II) and before 1896 (the latest date it could be bound into the collective volume).

c1886-96

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Title and imprint as parts 5-9 of edition II. Above title: Third edition. Below title, left: Part First Ent. Sta. Hall. Right: Price 1/-  Hall. pp [i-ii], 1-38, as part 2, edition II.

  • British Library, London.* Received 10 June 1899 and bound up with some other parts.
  • The Author’s Collection. Part of collective volume B.

Cannon’s description is retained to show that the one he located differs slightly from the scanned image above. The placing of the words ‘Third Edition’ differs; one has 1/= and not 1/-; and the position of the words ‘Ent. Sta. Hall.’ has changed. In all other respects it appears to be the same as the one described above. It is not proposed to identify either of these two as separate editions at this time but future research might change that decision.

IV     1895

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c1895-6

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Part     title     index      pp     tune nos.

11       [i]        [ii]           1-40   1-30

12       [i]       [ii]            1-60   1-60

  • University Library, Cambridge.* Paper covers. Part 11 received 26 September 1895; part 12, 28 June 1897.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Paper covers. Part 11, 6.9 x 10.2′, received 24 September l895; part 12, 6.8 x 10.0″.
  • British Library, London.* Parts 11-12. 6.7 x 9.9″. Received 10 July 1899 and bound up with some other parts.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford. Parts 11-12;
  • City Library, Dundee. Parts 11-12.
  • The Author’s Collection. Parts 11 and 12; part of collective volume B.

Part 11 is misprinted ‘Part Eleventh Ninth’ on the front cover but not on the title-page. Unlike any other part in the series it has a heading on the index page which reads: David Glen’s Highland bagpipe music. / Containing marches, quicksteps, strathspeys, reels and jigs in eleven parts, price one shilling each, net: /

Part 11 must have appeared in 1895 since it contains a tune dated 5 February 1895 and was deposited in the copyright libraries in September of the same year. Part 12 must have appeared in 1895 or 1896 since a price list on the outside back cover includes the two-volume edition of David Glen’s piobaireachd collection (see below, No. 321).

 

EDITIONS AFTER THE ENLARGEMENT

Of the first ten parts of the collection, nine were reissued with extra tunes, bringing the total to more than sixty. In part 1 extra pages were added: in parts 3-10 the space for more tunes was found by filling up previously blank pages. Part 2 was not enlarged – it already totalled 38 pages. Parts 3, 5 and 10 of the enlarged series were originally issued with the title-page already described for edition IV; these are classed here under the heading V. Others had a completely new title-page and so are classed under the heading VI.

V     1886-95

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Pagination and contents are as described under edition VI below.

  • British Library, London.* (parts 3, 5, 10). Received 10 June 1899.
  • City Library, Dundee. Parts 3, 5.
  • The Author’s Collection.Part of bound volume B.

The dating of this book is not easy. The first edition of part 3 appeared in 1886 according to the date on the title page. The latest date for edition II must be before the collective volume was released ie 1895/6. It seems that it could have appeared any time during the period 1886-96

        c1890-99

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Pagination and contents are as described under edition VI below.

  • British Library, London.* (parts 3, 5, 10). Received 10 June 1899.
  • City Library, Dundee. Parts 3, 5.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle. Part 5.
  • The Author’s Collection.Part of collective volume C.

The first edition of part 5 seems to have appeared in early 1889 according to various library accession dates. The latest possible date is British Library accession date 10 June 1899.

c1892-95

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Pagination and contents are as described under edition VI below.

Part 9 edition II appeared in libraries in March 1892 and this is probably close to the publication date. As can be seen from Cannon’s comments below part 11 was published in 1895 and this leaves the time frame March 1892 to September 1895 for part 10 to have been published.

VI

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Scanned image from Roderick Cannon.

See below for Contents.

No further details are available at this time. c1903-11

c1903-1911

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See below for Contents.

  • The Author’s Collection.

The present writer has two of these books and they are identical. After page 38 are four advertisements on pages [39, 40, 41 and 42]. That on page 39 is for David Glen’s Edinburgh Collection (no 333 below) ‘in parts’ and lists the contents of part 1 which Cannon shows was received by the British Library in 10 July 1903.

The latest possible date for the publication of this edition is 1911 when the imprint changed to David Glen & Sons.

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Part first fifth thousands.

No further details are available at this time.

c1901-04

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  • The Author’s Collection.

The present writer has three of this edition and two of them are in fine condition. On the rear cover is a price list that has the words ‘Patronised by His Majesty the King and the Late Queen Victoria’ and this dates it after 1901.

There is also an advertisement for 4 parts of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd. Part 5 was published some time between 1901 and 1904 and it is most likely this book under discussion was published before part 5 came out.

c1902-11

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  • The Author’s Collection

There is no information as to the publication date of this book at this time other than it has to be after the third thousand.

c1901-07

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  • The Author’s Collection.

The present writer has three copies of this book and one finishes on page 36, the remaining pages having been lost. The other two are identical and have advertisements that assist with dating. On the rear cover is an advertisement for David Glen’s products and this has the words ‘Patronised by His Majesty the King and the Late Queen Victoria’ which dates it after 1901. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for five parts of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd (no 321 below). Part 6 of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd appeared between 1904 and 1907. The publication date of part 3 third thousand is between 1901 and 1907.

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Part 3, fourth thousand may slot in here. This will be determined when it is located.

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Part 4, second thousand fits in here.

Before 1911

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  • The Author’s Collection.

The 6 in the price has been added after publication. The date of publication cannot be determined at this time. The last possible date is 1911.

1907

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See below for Contents.

  • The Author’s Collection.

An advertisement inside the front cover for David Glen’s products and this is dated 1907.

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Part 5, fourth thousand may slot in here. This will be determined when it is located.

ND

Part 6, second thousand fits in here.

Before 1911

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  • The Author’s Collection.

There is nothing in this book to assist in dating it.

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Before 1911

See below for Contents.

  • The Author’s Collection.

There is nothing in this book that helps to date it. It was originally part of a bound volume of various books and the pages have been cropped.

c1899-1904

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See below for Contents.

  • The Author’s Collection.

An advertisement inside the front cover for four parts of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd. Part 4 of that collection was published in May 1899 and part five between 1901 and 1904. This indicates this book was published after 1899 and before 1904.

Before 1911

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  • The Author’s Collection.

There is nothing in this book that assists with dating it.

Before 1911

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  • The Author’s Collection.

There is nothing in this book that assists with dating it.

Before 1911

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  • The Author’s Collection.

There is nothing in this book that assists with dating it. Originally it was part of a collective volume and has been cropped.

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Part 10 third thousand may fit in here.

In the matrix below under ‘Undiscovered Copies’ Cannon shows that part 10 third thousand fits into edition VI. The present writer has a third thousand that has the imprint David Glen & Sons and consequently this places it in edition IX. However, the word ‘Tenth’ in ‘Tenth Part’ is positioned slightly higher than the word printed with a make-shift title-page. ‘Part’ and perhaps this indicates this book has been with a makeshift title page.

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  • Roderick Cannon’s Collection.* Part 9, in collective volume (see XII below). Part 5, original paper covers, 6.4 x 10.3″. The back cover has a price list later than 1901, but apparently earlier than the 1907 price list mentioned below.
  • City Library, Dundee. Part 9 only.
  • Central Public Library, Edinburgh.* Parts 4, 9, 10. Library binding, but part 4 retains its original back paper cover with a price list dated 1907. Received August 1929.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Parts 4, 9, 10. Received 8 January 1934.
  • British Library, London.* Parts 1, 4, 6, 9. 6.7 x 9.9″. Received 10 June 1899 and later bound up with other parts.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle. Parts 1, 6.
  • Public Library, New York.* Parts 1, 2, 4, 9, 10. Library binding. 6.3 x 9.8″. Received 24 February 1936.
  • The Author’s Collection. See below.

The copies described here are variously marked ‘Second Thousand, ‘Third Thousand’, etc, as follows:
Part 1, British Library, third;
Part 1, City Library, Dundee, Black Gate Museum, Newcastle, The Author’s Collection, fourth; Part 1, Public Library, New York, fifth;
Part 2, City Library, Dundee, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 2, Public Library, New York, The Author’s Collection, fourth;
Part 3, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 4, British Library, second;
Part 4, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Central Public Library, Edinburgh, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 5, Roderick Cannon’s Collection, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 6, British Library, second;
Part 6, City Library, Dundee, Black Gate Museum, Newcastle, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 7, The Author’s Collection, second;
Part 8, The Author’s Collection, second;
Part 9, City Library, Dundee, British Library, The Author’s Collection, second;
Part 9, Roderick Cannon’s Collection, Central Public Library, Edinburgh, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Public Library, New York, The Author’s Collection, third;
Part 10, City Library, Dundee, The Author’s Collection, second;
Part 10, Central Public Library, Edinburgh, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Public Library, New York, third.

Parts 3, 5, and 10 when first enlarged had the earlier title-page (ed. V above); thus they may have been the first three parts so treated, and they had evidently not been reprinted by the time the British Museum received its copies, in 1899. However, parts 5 and 10 were certainly reprinted between 1899 and 1911, and it is likely that part 3 was reprinted in the same period, since the next known copy (edition IX, New York) is marked ‘Fifth Thousand’.

The assumptions made by Cannon in relation to part 3 above can now be shown to be correct. The present writer has three copies of part three, third thousand and they all conform to edition VI. One of these finishes on page 36, the remaining pages having been lost. The other two appear to be identical and have advertisements that assist with dating. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for five parts of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd (no 321 below). At the rear is an advertisement for David Glen’s products and this has the words ‘Patronised by His Majesty the King and the Late Queen Victoria’ which dates it after 1901. Part 6 of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd appeared between 1904 and 1907. It is therefore possible to date part 3 third thousand between 1901 and 1907.

Parts 7 and 8, on the other hand, were evidently not enlarged until after 10 June 1899, since the British Museum received edition II of each of these. They must however have been enlarged by the time the complete collective volume appeared, since their full contents are listed in the collective index, a copy of which was deposited at Edinburgh, 16 May 1900. Details of these two parts in the above table are inferred from edition IX.

The present writer has found part 7 second thousand and part 8 second thousand; these both fall into edition VI and are as described by Cannon above.

The copy of part 5 described above is marked ‘Fifth. Part’ not ‘Part Fifth’, and similarly with some of the others.

VII

c1897/8

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  • The Author’s Collection.

This book has a tune called ‘The Victoria Diamond Jubilee’ which dates it after June 1897. The British Library received their copy 1 November 1898. These dates provide for a reasonably accurate publication date.

c1899

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  • The Author’s Collection.

Cannon states that this book was advertised as ‘just issued’ in the Celtic Monthly in December 1899. By May 1900 it was issued to some of the copyright libraries.

c1900

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  • The Author’s Collection.

Cannon states ‘the last two parts must both have appeared in 1900, since part 16 carries an advertisement for David Glen’s The Music of the Clan MacLean (no. 330 below)’. This leaves a very small time-frame for part 15 to be published ie between December 1899 (when part 14 was published) and May 1900 (when received by the National Library of Scotland).

1900

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  • The Author’s Collection.

Cannon states ‘the last two parts must both have appeared in 1900,since part 16 carries an advertisement for David Glen’s The Music of the Clan MacLean (no. 330 below). This and part 17 were received by the National Library of Scotland in May 1900.

1900

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  • The Author’s Collection.

Refer part 16 comments for dating details.

  • University Library, Cambridge. Part 13, received 21 January 1899; part 14, received 28 May 1900.
  • City Library, Dundee. Parts 13-17.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Parts 13-17, all in original paper covers. Part 13, 6.9 x 10.2”, received 14 January 1899; part 14, 6.7 x 10.3″, received 28 May 1900; part 15, 6.7 x 10.2″, received 16 May 1900; parts 16, 17, 6.7 x 10.3″, received 16 May 1900.
  • British Library, London.* Part 13, bound up with some other parts, 6.7 x 9.9″, received 1 November 1898. Part 14, paper covers, 6.7 x 10. 1″, received 6 August 1900.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Part 13, received 17 January 1899; part 14, received 29 May 1900.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle. Part 15.
  • The Author’s Collection.A fragment of a collective volume containing parts 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Part 13 contains a tune entitled ‘The Victoria Diamond Jubilee’. Presumably it appeared in 1897 or 1898 (British Museum accession. date). Part 14 was advertised ‘just issued’ in the Celtic Monthly, December 1899; none of the other parts seems to be mentioned separately in that journal. Parts 14 and 15 each end with a note ‘other parts of this work are in preparation’ and part 16 has ‘Part 17 now in preparation will complete this work’. This confirms that parts 15-17 were issued consecutively and not simultaneously. However, the last two parts must both have appeared in 1900, since part 16 carries an advertisement for David Glen’s The Music of the Clan MacLean (no. 330 below).

Manson gives 1876-1901 for the whole series of seventeen parts, but he is wrong as to the completion date, as is shown by the Edinburgh accession date.

The complete volume of 1100 tunes was priced 20s. according to a note in the Celtic Monthly, December 1901, page 48.

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LATER REPRINTS

VIII c1904-1907

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See below for Contents.

  • The Author’s Collection.

There are two advertisements in this book that assist with dating. The first is inside the front cover and is for parts 1-5 of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd. Part 5 of that collection was published between 1901 and 1904; part 6 came out between 1904 and 1907.

The second advertisement is for part two of David Glen’s Edinburgh Collection (no 333 below). This was published about August 1903. We can therefore be certain that this part 11 was published after 1903 and before 1907.

C1904-7

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  • The Author’s Collection.

There is an advertisement in this book that assists with dating. It is inside the front cover and is for parts 1-5 of David Glen’s Ancient Piobaireachd. Part 5 of that collection was published between 1901 and 1904; part 6 came out between 1904 and 1907. We can therefore be certain that this part 12 was published after 1904 and before 1907.

1909

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Page numbers and tunes same as corresponding parts of editions IV and VII above, except part 12 which has two additional unnumbered leaves (pp [31-34]) with contents of parts 13-16 respectively.

  • Roderick Cannon’s Collection.* Parts 13, 14, in collective volume (see XII below). Part 13, original paper covers; the back has price list dated 1909. 6.7x 10.3″ .
  • Central Public Library, Edinburgh.* Parts 11, 13, 14. Library binding.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.* Parts 11, 13, 14. Received 8 January 1934.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle.* Part 12.
  • Public Library, New York* Parts 11, 13, 14. Library binding. 6.3 x 9.8. Received 24 February 1936.
  • The Author’s Collection.  Part 11, 12 and 13.

Part 11 has been brought into line with later parts, but the others differ very little from the previous printings. Since the imprint is not David Glen and Sons they must all date from 1911 or earlier.

These books are very similar to those described in edition VI which details those books, part 1- 10, that were enlarged and also had the new cover design. The parts 11-14 included here may be part of the same run as those in edition VI but because they are reprints of previously enlarged books they have been given their own edition number.

The only part 14 second thousand seen by the present writer has the imprint David Glen and Sons and this places it in edition IX.

IX      After 1911 and before 1936

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Title as VI.

The following lists each book and the thousand numbers that fall into this edition:

Part 1, sixth thousand
Part 2, fifth thousand
Part 3, fifth thousand
Part 4, fourth thousand
Part 5, fourth thousand (priced 1/-), fifth thousand Part 6, fourth thousand
Part 7, third thousand
Part 8, third thousand
Part 9, No edition published
Part 10, third thousand (priced 1/-), fourth thousand (priced 1/6) Part 11, third thousand
Part 12, third thousand
Part 13, it is not known if there is such an edition of this book Part 14, second thousand (price 1/-)
Part 15, second thousand
Part 16, second thousand
Part 17, second thousand.

Contents as IV, VI, VII above.

Roderick Cannon’s Collection.* Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, in collective volume (see XII below). Parts 4, 5, 6, 11, 17, paper covers; parts 4, 5, 11, 6.9 x 10.0″; part 6, 6.8 x 10.1”; part 17, 6.8 x 10.3″; purchased 1961-7.

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Part 15 only.
  • Central Public Library, Edinburgh.* Parts 2, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17. Original paper covers.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.* Parts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17. Library binding. Received 8 January 1934.
  • Public Library, New York* Parts 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17. Library binding. 6.3 x 9.8″. Received 24 February 1936.
  • The Author’s Collection. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 (third and fourth thousand), 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

For the numberings, ‘Second Thousand, ‘Third Thousand’ etc, see the Table on p. 169 below.

This information is now under the paragraph headed ‘Undiscovered Copies’ below. It is also listed above.

The firm became David Glen & Sons in 1911 (Humphries and Smith); whether the price was raised to 1s 6d at the same time or later is not known. Thus there may be copies in existence with the new imprint, but priced 1s. 0d.

The present writer can confirm that there are at least three parts with the price of 1/- (part 5 fourth thousand, part 10 third thousand and part 14 second thousand); there may be others.

There seem to have been no major alterations in this ‘edition’, but there were doubtless many small changes, such as can only be detected by collating examples of the different editions and comparing them point by point. For example, in part 5 the composer’s name, Wm. Gow, is inserted above the tune ‘Miss Louisa Campbell’s Delight’ (p 14), and in ‘The Rock and a Wee Pickle Tow’ (p 17) appears the direction ‘Play 1st. strain 4 times’. The present writer has an edition of part 5, fourth thousand, priced at 1/-, that does not have these two additions and it may be a separate edition.

Cannon determined edition IX was the last one published for some parts. These are as follows:

Part 4, fourth thousand,
Part 5, fifth thousand,
Part 6, fourth thousand,
Part 10, fourth thousand,
Part 11, third thousand,
Part 17, second thousand.

X      `After 1936

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Contents the same as IX.

Cannon determined this was the last edition published for the following parts: Part 1, seventh thousand..

Part 3, sixth thousand.
Part 7, fourth thousand.
Part 8, fourth thousand.
Part 14, third thousand. The present writer has determined this was the last edition published.

  • Roderick Cannon’s Collection.* Parts 1, 3, 7, 8. Original paper covers. Part 3, 6.9 x 10.3″; others 6.8 x 10.0”. Purchased 1961-7.
  • The Author’s Collection. Parts 1, 3, 7, 8 and 14.

The increase to 2s. seems to have been the last printed alteration made to any book. It seems to have occurred after 1936, since the New York copies are all marked 1s. or ls. 6d. It is not clear how many parts were reprinted after the price increase; all that can definitely be said at present is that parts 4, 5, 6, 11 and 17 were not, since the last remaining copies, only recently sold, were of the earlier issue IX.

A subsequent price increase to 2s. 6d. is indicated on recent copies, but only by means of a printed adhesive label or rubber hand-stamp.

The firm closed down in 1951, with the death of Alexander Glen, one of David’s two sons, and in August 1951 the copyrights were bought by Mozart Allan, Glasgow (proprietor, J. Fletcher). By this time, stocks of some parts of the collection were already sold out, and none of them have been reprinted. Some of the best tunes were taken instead into the ‘Glendaruel’ and ‘Glenallan’ collections (Nos. 368 and 369 below).

The present writer has a number of books that have a rubber stamp on the front cover indicating they were sold by Mozart Allan. This proves they were the last editions of these books and they all tie in with the information above.

 

UNDISCOVERED COPIES

From the late 1890’s onward, Glen made a practice of indicating on title-pages and covers the size of the edition so far printed, thus ‘Second Thousand’ etc, the words being printed at the top right-hand side of the page in block capitals uniform with the words ‘Part First’ (etc) on the left. As will be seen in the descriptions above, surviving copies of these books represent many different variations and dates, so that at first glance the situation seems confused. But by taking account of the ‘thousands’ and collating all books together, it proves possible to trace the whole series of volumes and editions from beginning to end. This is attempted in the following Table. Each ‘edition’ is represented by its Roman numeral as already indicated, and known copies are tabulated according to volume number and number of ‘thousands’. Older books which do not have this number printed are collected together at the left of the Table.

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The present writer has four editions not located when Cannon compiled this Table. They have been added in blue.

In this Table there are gaps in the column parts 1, 2 and 3 second thousand. It is believed these were never issued. Likewise, parts 3-17 have a gap in the column between the initial edition and the second thousand. It is also believed there are no other editions in between.

It is clear that there are some editions or varieties still to be discovered. For example the third thousand of part 3 is missing, and we do not know whether it was printed before or after 1911, i.e., whether to classify it as edition VI or IX; and other similar gaps occur in the same area of the Table. Part 3 third thousand has now been located and it is part of edition VI.

But apart from these, there is a noticeable correspondence between the first and subsequent columns. Whenever a part exists marked ‘second thousand’, only one earlier edition has so far been discovered. We also have ‘third thousands’ of parts 7 and 8, and so far only one previous edition of either has turned up, but we know from the collective index (see under edition VI above) that there were enlarged editions of both, priced at 1s. each, which must therefore have been of editions V or VI. Part 7 and 8 second thousand have now been located and are part of edition VI.

It seems therefore that Glen ordered all his editions in batches of one thousand copies, but only began to publicise the fact in 1898 or thereabouts. The only certain exceptions are parts 1 and 2, for which there are three early editions followed by a ‘third thousand’. Unless Glen miscounted, one of the early editions must have been less than one thousand copies. (Part 10 will also prove to be an exception, if the unknown edition II is discovered – see p 162 above).

If this surmise is correct, it becomes possible to say which other editions still remain to be discovered. They are part 1 of edition III; parts 7 and 8 of editions V or VI; and a number of reprints which may turn out to belong to editions VI, IX or X.

 

COMBINED VOLUMES

The earliest combined volume was advertised in 1881, containing the two parts of edition I, price 5s. 6d, and as the collection grew from 1886 onwards, further collective volumes were issued. A volume priced 10s. 6d. is advertised in part 9 of edition II (c. 1892?). Part 11, edition IV advertises a collective volume including the tutor (No. 322 below). The price was left unprinted at this point (c. 1895), but it was given as 15s. in parts 12 and 13 of editions IV and VII respectively, which were issued very soon after.

When the series of seventeen parts was complete, the collective volume, again with tutor, cost 20s. (Manson, 1901), and a two -volume edition at 1ls. per part was advertised about the same time (in part 5, edition VI, c. 1902-7). These volumes had a collective index covering all seventeen parts and the tutor. A copy of this was received as a single sheet by the Advocates’ Library at the same time as parts 15-17 of edition VII of the collection (National Library of Scotland, press-mark Q. Box 10.10). It shows incidentally that all enlargements had been completed by this time.

When the price of the single parts went up to 1s. 6d., the collective volume became 30s. or, in two parts, 16s. each.

The earliest collective volumes must presumably have had special title-pages different from editions I and 11 (since both of those specified contents of 60 tunes only), but no copies seem to be known.

An example of the later one-volume version is described below. It evidently consists simply of such copies of the individual parts as were available at the time of binding.

XI     No special title-page. Individual parts have title-pages already described.

p [i], title of tutor; p [ii], index of tutor; pp I-XVII, 2-34, tutor; p [i], title of part 1; p [ii], index to part 1; pp 1-32, tunes 1-60; pp 33-38, tunes 61-64; etc, etc to end of part 17; pp 1-7, general index; p [8] blank. The index page numbers 1-7 are enclosed in parentheses.

  • Roderick Cannon’s Collection.*

The constituent parts have already been described under editions VI, VIII and IX, except for the tutor, 322-VIIa below.

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  • Rev 00 (25 January 2009). Initial issue.
  • Rev 01 (16 January 2009) Adds the details of part 5, fourth thousand.
  • Rev 02 (21 February 2011) Adds scanned images received from Roderick Cannon; part 1, edition I, part 1 third thousand and part 2 edition II.

© Geoff Hore 2011