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Whistle-Binkie or The Piper of the Party, 1878 limited edition


Whistle-Binkie or The Piper of the Party being A Collection of Songs for the Social circle, 2 Volume Set.

Published by David Robertson & Co, Glasgow, June 1878. Large Paper edition of just 200 copies, following the 1853 edition.

The songs in Whistlebinkie began to be published in anthology form in 1832, and this publication represented a comprehensive 2 Volume compilation of those songs with added biographical sketches and additional songs. The songs also feature facsimile signatures of their authors.

A fair copy of this 2 volume set. Reddish brown cloth hardback with paper labels to spine. Covers are worn, bumped and soiled. Cracked hinge on Volume 2. Some cracking to inner joints on some endpapers and between some gatherings. Age toning to text pages but all still bound and acceptably clean. Some pages uncut as issued. Occasional small page tear.

An interesting, if imperfect, set, of a fairly scarce Scottish song collection.

Vol. 1: xvi + 436pp.

Vol. 2: xxxi + 390pp.


Each volume approximately 229mm high x 181mm wide x 38mm deep.

Weight approximately 2.02kg unpacked.