328 – A Collection of Pipe Music by James Bett

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.


I      1899

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title; pp 1-37, marches 1-74; pp 38-51, strathspeys 1-48; pp 52-68, reels 1-47; pp 69-72, jigs 1-9; pp 73-92, pibrochs 1-20.

  • Public Library, New York.* Library binding. Two fly-leaves at each end. 13.5 x 10.3′. The title-page is inscribed ‘To the Honble Miss Elspeth Campbell with best wishes from the compiler’.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
  • British Library, London. (dated [1899] in catalogue).
  • Private Collection. Allan Speedy of Auckland.
    The Author’s Collection.

There is no imprint. Manson gives the date, 1899; place of publication, Strathtay; and price, 21s. No other edition is known, but in c. 1905 the price was 16s. 6d. (price list in Robert McKinnon’s collection, No. 323, edn. IV).

On p 69 is a note: These jigs are published by kind permission of Mr. Wm. Sutherland, Airdrie.

Unicorn Limited Inc in USA offers a reproduction on CD. See www.scotpress.com.


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