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FRASER, Simon, Captain, (ed.). The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles : Communicated in an Original, Pleasing, and Familiar Style; as Inspected, Approved, and Recommended by the Highland Society of Scotland; having the Lively Airs Introduced as Medleys, to form a Sequence to Each Slower Movement : with an Admired Plain Harmony, for the Piano-Forte, Harp, Organ, or Violoncello, intended rather to Preserve Simplicity than Load with Embellishment. Edited by Captain Simon Fraser. The Melodies, being chiefly acquired during the Interesting Period from 1715, to 1745, from the Authentic Source narrated in the accompanying Prospectus; and The Harmony, Carefully and spontaneously revised by Mr. Gow, and other professional men of eminence, to whom this Work is highly indebted for such a stamp to its merit. Edinburgh: printed and sold for the Editor, To whom the Orders of the Trade and Individuals may be addressed, No. 3, Parliament Square; and to be had, in London, of Mr. John Gow, 30, Great Marlborough Street, Golden Square; in Edinburgh, of Messrs. Doig and Stirling, Booksellers, and Mr. Gow, 2., Hanover Street; in Inverness, of Mr. James Smith and the Other Booksellers; and in Due Time of All the Principal Venders in the United Kingdom, 1816. Pp. (4),-120, including engraved title page. Folio (266 x 365 mm), grey-brown paper covered boards with leather spine, black lettering and borders to front.
A collection of two-hundred-and-thirty eighteenth-century airs, melodies, and other such musical arrangements, gathered from the Scottish Highlands and the outlying islands. With Gaelic titles.
Captain Simon Fraser (b. 1773, Ardachie (Highlands) - d. 1852), fiddler, collector and composer of folk tunes.
Rebacked in brown cloth, some leaves repaired, surface tears to boards with some loss of lettering, boards rubbed with light soiling, occasional marginal smudging, inked recent note verso front cover, else very good. Scarce. 1,600.00
Title: Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles : Communicated in an Original, Pleasing, and Familiar Style; as Inspected, Approved, and Recommended by the Highland Society of Scotland
Publisher: Mr John Gow... Doig and Stirling, Booksellers, Mr James Smith, &c., Edinburgh, 1816,: 1816
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