Title Original Scottish Melodies composed by Peter McLeod
Book Condition Good
Publisher Edinburgh Wood & Co. 1838
Seller ID Books009678
Engraved title page and dedication leaf, preface, table of contents, and 76 pages. Title and dedication engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston; music engraved by Robert Home. Title page scene designed by William Bonnar. Foxing to title page and less-so to a minority of leaves. Elegant gift inscription panned to dedication leaf top right: "To Miss Wilkinson from a friend". Rare: OCLC records only one UK holding [National Library of Scotland] and two in the US. 10.2 x 7.2 inches. No date of issue specified, however the first lines of the preface suggest mid-late 1830s: "The monument to the memory of Robert Burns, erected on the Calton Hill, Edinburgh, has long remained in an unfinished state, for the want of a comparatively small sum of money, and to assist in its completion, the profits of this volume are to be applied." James Duff Brown notes that with the profits of this work, McLeod "completed the Burns monument at Edinburgh by enclosing it within an iron rail." [Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 409]. The volume of 25 works was dedicated to The Duchess of Buccleuch. Publisher's cloth over paper boards, with gilt design to front, unevenly tanned. Rubbed along hinges, chipped at head and foot of spine with crease from where the volume lies flat when opened to pages 48/49. Binding remains sound and hinges secure. Titles as follows: The bonny lass of Deloraine ; The bonny lass o' Annandale ; Gather in, gather in ; The wild glen sae green ; Wallace's lament ; I canna leave my hieland hame ; Those hours I spent with thee ; Oh lassie, dear lassie ; In the days o' langsyne ; My love is asleep in yon bower ; The heath is not faded you brought ; When autumn has laid her sickle by ; O my love, night is come ; My bonnie wife ; Wi' garlands nae mair ; Scotia's thistle guards the grave ; Oh why left I my hame? ; I formed a green bower ; Young Donald frae his love's away ; Caledonia ; The bright sun o' simmer ; Love came to the door o' my heart ; We met when spring had starr'd the vale ; O strike the wild harp ; Farewell my wild hill-harp.