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A Collection of Strathspey Reels
by Niel Gow



Full title: A Collection of Strathspey Reels With a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsichord Most humbly Dedicated to her Grace The Dutchess of Athole By Niel Gow at Dunkeld / Price 5sh.

Publisher: Edinburgh, Niel Gow

Printer: Butterworth 'script.' (designer of titlepage) Johnson 'sculpt.' (engraver of titlepage)

Seller: Edinburgh, Corri & Sutherland

Edition: [1st]

Date: 1784

Description:

Distinguishing features of this first issue/edition are: 'printed for the author', 'dedicated to the Dutchess of Athole', 'sold by Corri and Sutherland'.
Copies sold by Stewart, Corri and Sutherland, by Corri and Dussek, or by Corri, are not the first issue.
Later impressions of 1st edition, including those sold by Corri & Sutherland, and by Corri, Dussek & Co., have alterations to the musical text: for example 'The Flaggon' on p.5 includes B flats, as does the 2nd edition.
The Corri, Dussek & Co. printing appears to be from very worn plates. The GB-Gm copy, which belonged to Frank Kidson, includes a note that Gow was advertised as publisher in the Scots Magazine for August 1784.

Pages: 36 p

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 34.5 x 25

RISM: G3242

Gore: G10-1

Link: IMSLP: possibly pirated first edition by W. Boag in London, held by National Library of the Netherlands.

Biographical info: Niel Gow (1727-1807), father of the famous Gow family, lived in Inver near Dunkeld. (Glen 2, viii-xiv; Grove; Alburger; Murdoch, 41-48) Gow's fourth son Nathaniel (1763-1831), violinist and Edinburgh publisher, was perhaps the most famous of the siblings; but his brothers William, John and Andrew also traded in music (John and Andrew in London). Nathaniel's son, Niel Junr., lived 1795-1823.

Location(s):

GB-A
Aberdeen University Library
GB-Bu
Birmingham University Library
GB-Cu
Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
GB-En
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
GB-Eu
Edinburgh University Library
GB-Gm
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
GB-Grc
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
GB-Gu
University of Glasgow Library
GB-Lam
Royal Academy of Music, London
GB-Lbl
British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
GB-Lcs
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
GB-Mp
Manchester Public Library
GB-Mr
Manchester University Library
GB-NTu
Newcastle University Library
GB-Ob
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
GB-P
A K Bell Library, Perth
GB-SA
Saint Andrews University Library
GB-SHE
Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
IRL-Dtc
Trinity College Dublin

GB-P Af.28 (longer subscriber list, and inside cover note included with images of Af.36 as an appendix)
GB-A Sp.Colls. Lib R f78155(41) Gow Ni c 1
GB-A Sp.Colls. Lib R f78155(41) Gow Ni c 2
GB-DUcl 7069
GB-En Glen 407(1)
GB-Eu Scott Stud Lib (lacking titlepage, catalogued as Corri: [1784])
GB-Gm M8790/786.45
GB-Gu Ca12-y.35 (catalogued as [ca.1800])
GB-Lbl g.271.l.(1) (lacking subscriber list)
GB-Lbl h.3870.t.(4) (includes subscriber list)
GB-Ob Mus.119.c.G.17(1) (Corri & Company, catalogued as [ca.1792])
GB-Ob Harding Mus.F 123 (5) (catalogued as [ca.1795])
GB-Ob Tyson Mus. 1143(4) (catalogued as [ca.1797])
GB-Ob Harding Mus. F.116 (catalogued as [ca. 1797]),
GB-Ob Harding Mus. F124(1) (sold by N & M. Stewart, catalogued as [ca.1800])