Full title: A Collection of Scots Tunes Some with Variations for a Violin Hautboy or German Flute With a Bass for a Violoncello or Harpsicord [sic] by William McGibbon
Publisher: Edinburgh: Robert Bremner
Kidson says the Edinburgh Harp & Hautboy address was first mentioned 1755, and the latest Edinburgh imprint was 1762.
By vol. 3 treble clefs are clumsier, not quite as upright and regular as earlier editions: the top loop now extends well above the stave, where Cooper and Bremner vol.1 had top loop not reaching top line of stave, and in Stewart vol.2 the treble clef only just extends over the stave.
Bremner titles are in elegant engraving; Stewart titles are in a small serif font.
Biographical info: William McGibbon (1696-1756) is believed to have been born in Glasgow. In 1709, he went to London, where he studied with William Corbett, and travelled to Italy with him in 1711. Around 1720, McGibbon settled in Edinburgh, and played in the Edinburgh Musical Society from 1726. He died in Edinburgh. Upon McGibbon's death, his estate was left to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; they sold Cooper's plates of McGibbon's Scots tune books to Bremner, who published them in Edinburgh and London. Neil Stewart published his editions in Edinburgh 1761-1783, and S. A. & P. Thompson theirs in London, 1779-1794. (Grove)
GB-Gu Ca9-y.2 (vols. 1, 3)
GB-P Bf15 (vols. 1-3)
This source has not been digitised.