The Story of the Bagpipe [With chapters on Ancient Irish Bagpipes / The Brehon Laws / The Irish Uilleann Pipes etc. / With an Appendix on O’Farrell’s “Treatise on the Irish Bagpipe”].
First Edition. London, The Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1911. Octavo. Engraved Frontispiece (We praise Thee, O God”), XX, 236 pages (including Index). With several illustrations throughout the book. Hardcover / Original publishers binding: Blindstamped red cloth (Art Nouveau Binding) with deckled edges. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following chapters: Bagpipes of Antiquity / Greek and Roman Bagpipes / Bruce’s Discovery of a Reed-pipe at Thebes / The Bagpipes of Northern and Southern India / First Christmas Legend / Ancient Irish Bagpipes / The Brehon Laws / The tinne or cetharcoire / The Bagpipe in Church / The Dord Fiansa / Cuan O’Lochain / The Irish Warpipes at Calais / Statute of Kilkenny Pipers admitted to the Dublin franchise / Ancient Welsh Pipes / Early english Bagpipes / The Bagpipe in Scotland / Ancient Scottish Pipe-Melodies / The Scotch Bagpipe in the Sixteenth Century / The Bagpipe in France under Louis XIV. / The Highland Society of London / Scotch Regimental Pipers / Lowland and Northumbrian Pipes / The Bagpipe in the Orchestra / Some Irish pipers of the Nineteenth Century / Present Position of the Irish Bagpipes etc. etc.