Pipe Major W. Ross Collection, Book 1, 1923

Willie Ross’s books are ubiquitous. But the earliest editions of his Book 1 are special. They contained John MacColl’s famous composition “Mrs. John MacColl.” Ross had apparently published the tune without permission and was asked by the Clan MacColl Society to remove it from future editions.

On the inside back cover Patterson Publications advertises reprints of Donald MacPhee’s books and a reprint of Uilleam Ross’s book, likely the same edition for sale elsewhere on this site

This book measures 10.25” x 7”. The front and back covers are still attached to the main body of the book, but barely. To see the Table of Contents, click here.


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