Special collections of printed music > Glen Collection of printed music > Printed music

Volumes 1-6 - Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy

Context
Special collections of printed music > Glen Collection of printed music > Printed music > Volumes 1-6 - Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy
Volumes 1-6 - Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy
Permanent URLhttp://digital.nls.uk/91519824
DescriptionBeing a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and new. Fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either voice, or instrument: most of the songs being new set. 6 volumes. London, Printed by W. Pearson for J. Tonson, 1719-20. A 19th century reprint from a broken set of the two issues of the 1719-1720 edition. Volumes 1, 3-5 belong to the first issue; Volumes 2 and 6 to the second.
ShelfmarkGlen.145-145e
Display more information More information
Printed music
Glen Collection of printed music
DescriptionScottish songs and music of the 18th and early 19th centuries, including music for the Highland bagpipe, contained in about 200 volumes selected from the collection of John Glen (1833-1904). Also available are a few manuscripts, some treatises, and other books on the subject.
Additional NLS resources:
Special collections of printed music
DescriptionOver 300 volumes from three internationally renowned special collections of printed music. The Glen Collection and the Inglis Collection represent excellent archives of 18th-19th century Scottish music, including Scottish songs. The Hopkinson Verdi Collection contains contemporary and later editions of the works of Verdi, collected by bibliographer Cecil Hopkinson.