published collections room

This section of the site has its focus on the books of English dance tunes published from 1650 through to the end of the 19th Century. It uses as a starting point, the work done by Frank Kidson and published in his work of 1900 -' British Music Publisher, Printers, and Engravers from Queen Elizabeth's reign to George the Fourth's'. Many of the books he refers to are still in existence and more than 500 are contained in the British Library. Others are spread around the libraries of the world. The work of tracing copies will be long and subject to many problems, and any assistance from members of the public in finding and copying these volumes will be gratefully received.

The books listed below are the few we already have in our possession. There are a considerable number held at the British Library and we have interrogated the catalogues there and extracted as many as we could unearth. Browse the list here.


Year [1796]

Publisher [ R. Bride ]

Short Title [24 Country Dances for the year 1769]

Info [London Printed for R:Bride, Successor to Mr Waylett at ye Black Lion in Exeter 'Change in ye Strand ]

Format [photocopy]


Year [1782]

Publisher [ John Rutherford ]

Short Title [14 Cotillons and Country Dances by Thomas Budd]

Info [?]

Format [original]


Year [1826]

Publisher [ Goulding & D'Almaine ]

Short Title [24 Country Dances for the year 1826]

Info [?]

Format [original]


Year [1808]

Publisher [ Goulding & Co.]

Short Title [24 Country Dances for the year 1808]

Info [?]

Format [transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] download pdf


Year [1809]

Publisher [ W.M.Cahusac.]

Short Title [24 Country Dances for the year 1809]

Info [?]

Format [transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] download pdf


 

Year [1801]

Publisher [ Thos. Preston ]

Short Title [24 Country Dances for the year 1801]

Info [?]

Format [photocopy ] abc


Year [1751 - 57]

Publisher [ Peter Thompson ]

Short Title [ Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances ... Vol.1 ]

Info [?]

Format [Transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] Download pdf


Year [1758 - 64]

Publisher [ Peter Thompson ]

Short Title [ Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances ... Vol.2 ]

Info [?]

Format [Transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] Download pdf abc


Year [1765 - 72]

Publisher [ Peter Thompson ]

Short Title [ Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances ... Vol.3 ]

Info [?]

Format [Transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] Download pdf

 


Year [1773 - 80]

Publisher [ Peter Thompson ]

Short Title [ Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Country Dances ... Vol.4 ]

Info [?]

Format [Transcription by Fynn Titford-Mock - 2007] Download pdf

 


Year [1756]

Publisher [ John Walsh - Junior]

Short Title [ The Compleat Country Dancing Master... Vol 6]

Info [?]

Format [Transcription by Paul Dennant - 2011] Download pdf abc

Distributed by kind permission of Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham.



Year [unknown - thought to be 1860+]

Publisher [ ?]

Short Title [ Thomas Westrop's 120 Country Dances, Jigs, Reels....etc]

Info [Click here]

Format [Transcription by Ruairidh Greig- 2011] abc