Eighteenth Century Pirates At Work

Our research friend Ronnie Gibson has alerted us to a London edition of Niel Gow’s A Collection of Strathspey Reels, pirated by publisher Boag.  It’s available online through Google Books, here.  I thought it might be informative to compare it with an original edition.

Original:-

Gow Collection Strathspey Reels 1784 snip

And Boag’s pirated edition (note that he couldn’t even get the spelling of Gow’s Christian name right!):-

Gow Collection Strathspey Reels Boag pirated version snip

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