Bidding has ended on this item.

 
Posts to:
Worldwide
Delivery:
 
Posts to:
Worldwide

Details about  COLLECTION OF PIPE MUSIC-1899-JAMES BETT-BAGPIPE/PIOBAIREACHD/MARCHES/JIGS/REELS

See original listing
COLLECTION OF PIPE MUSIC-1899-JAMES BETT-BAGPIPE/PIOBAIREACHD/MARCHES/JIGS/REELS
COLLECTION-OF-PIPE-MUSIC-1899-JAMES-BETT-BAGPIPE-PIOBAIREACHD-MARCHES-JIGS-REELS
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
Ended:
14 Mar, 2012 21:03:00 GMT
Winning bid:
£460.00
4 bids ]
Postage:
Free Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
200722579690
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  05 Mar, 2012 05:41:20 GMT  View all revisions
nosugreF giubsaelliG
araM an hgiT
egdirB tsobaekS
dnaltocS ,eykS fo elsI
dnalhgiH
PN9 15VI
modgniK detinU

:enohP808235|07410
:liamEmoc.liamtoh@giubsaellig

Item specifics

Format: Hardback Special Attributes: First and Only Edition, Norman MacDonald of Skye's Copy, Manuscript Addition, 1st Edition
Subject: Pipe music Language: English
Printing Year: 1850-1899 Condition: Very Good

Highland and Gaelic Books from Skye

100%
Sign up for newsletter Sign up for newsletter

A COLLECTION OF

PIPE MUSIC

BY JAMES BETT

[STRATHTAY]

[1899]

 

LARGE HARD-BOUND BOOK. Original decorated cloth, repaired, 92pp, tipped in leaf opposite p. 92 (unrecorded in references - see below). Cannon ref: 328

CONDITION:  VERY GOOD. The original covers have been repaired. Some water staining to the front cover and some loss to the gilt (see photo).  Binding tight.  Fresh dark endpapers.  Hand-written copy of Alexander MacDonald's jig by Norman MacDonald . [This book belonged to, and all the notes within it were written by, Norman MacDonald of Skye - a well known piper who wrote Father John MacMillan of Barra - one of the most famous pipe marches ever penned.]  Various notes/inks throughout (see photos below) including canntaireachd.  Many of the tunes have their (original?) Gaelic names added in pen by MacDonald. A number of inserted cuttings relating to piping/pipe music, presumably collected by MacDonald. The book is not signed, but it was part of a large collection that was discovered on the floor of a Glasgow bookshop, all belonging to this piper - many of them signed (a few tatty examples of which I still have).  A good and important copy of a very scarce collection.  There is only one copy recorded on COPAC.


I am also selling a manuscript in Norman MacDonald's hand in a separate listing.

SEE PHOTOS BELOW TO READ A FULL LIST OF ALL THE TUNES IN THE COLLECTION.

************

From R. Cannon's Bibliography:

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.


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.

N.B.  This copy also has a tipped in leaf at the very end (not mentioned in any references) with a list of 27 of the tunes in the book  and this note:

The Following Tunes have been inserted by permission of Mr David Glen, Bagpipe Maker, 8 Greenside Place, Edinburgh (see photo below).

____________________________________

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Check out my other Gaelic items!

Check out my other items!

Sign up for PayPal; the fast, easy, and secure way to pay online.


On 04-Mar-12 at 18:02:10 GMT, seller added the following information:

Business seller information

Highland and Gaelic Books from Skye
I provide invoices with VAT separately displayed.

Returns policy

Return policy details
I now accept returns within 14 days.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




00000

Submit bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Postage:
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Submit bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Submit bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.