Mixed ed.: 5th ed. of v. 1, 3 and 4 (preface of v. 4 dated 1815); preface of v. 2 dated January 1820, colophon dated 1820 (reprint of 1817 ed.?); 1st ed. of v. 5 (1818).
All title pages signed by editor.
Vol. 3-4 have the name of Haydn only, on t.p.; v. 5, of Haydn and Beethoven. Subtitle of v. 5 reads, in part: songs by Burns, together with his celebrated poem of The jolly beggars, set to music by Henry R. Bishop.
Imprint varies slightly.
"Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir ..."--P. 50.
Portrait of Burns, dated 1805 and "re-engraved for new edition 1817," faces t.p. of v. 1; engraved after A. Nasmyth. "The birks of Invermay," dated 1799, precedes p. 1 of v. 1; designed by W. Hamilton. "John Anderson, my Jo," dated 1799 and "re-engraved for new edition 1817," faces p. 51; designed by D. Allan. "The gaberlunzie man," dated 1818, designed by Allan, drawn by Stothard, faces t.p. of v. 4. All frontispieces engraved by Paton Thomson.
Paged continuously, except The jolly beggars which has separate t.p. and pagination.
Index in each vol. Each preface includes publisher's advertisements.
Engraved title pages.
Preston, Thomas, printer.
Thomson, George Derwent, printer.
Moir, John, fl. 1808, printer.
Thomson, Mr. (George), 1757-1851, editor.
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796.
Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Pleyel, Ignaz, 1757-1831.
Kozeluch, Leopold, 1747-1818.
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796. Jolly beggar.
Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855. Jolly beggar.
Nasmyth, Alexander, 1758-1840, illustrator.
Thomson, Paton, engraver.
Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834, illustrator.
Hamilton, William, 1751-1801, illustrator.
Allan, David, 1744-1796, illustrator.