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.


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