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' The Goldfinch; or New Modern Songster. Being a select collection of the most admired and favourite Scots and English Songs, Cantatas, &c. Edinburgh : . Printed for A. Brown,' n. d. . l2mo. The first edition was published in 1777-
' The Charmer: a collection of songs, chiefly such as are eminent for Poetical merit; among which are many originals and others that were never before printed in a Song Book. In two volumes. Vol. i. Fourth edition with Improvements. Edinburgh: Printed for J. Sibbald, &c, 1782.' l2mo. Vol.ii. ' an entire new collection.' The first volume is a reprint of that of 1765 with the exception of thirteen songs substituted for twelve others omitted.
'Select Scotish Ballads. [John Pinkerton.] London: J.Nichols, 1783.' Cr. 8vo.
'The Chearful Companion, containing a select collection of favourite Soots and English Songs, Catches, &c, many of which are originals. Second edition. Perth. ... J. Gillies, Bookseller, 1783.' 16mo.
' The Poetical Museum. Containing Songs and Poems on almost every subject. Mostly from periodical publications. Hawick: printed for G. Carr, 1784.' 16mo.
The New British Songster. A collection of Songs, Scots and English, with toasts and sentiments for the Bottle. Falkirk, 1785. l2mo.
' The Humming Bird: or a compleat collection of the most esteemed Songs. Containing about Fourteen hundred of the most celebrated English, Scotch, and Irish Songs. . . . Canterbury: printed and sold by Simmons and Kirby .. . 1785.' Square l2mo.
The British Songster, being a select collection of favourite Scots and English Songs, Catches, &c. Glasgow: A. Tillock . . . 1786. 16mo,
'Ancient Scotish Poems, never before in print, but now published.from the MS. collections of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington. . . . With large notes and a Glossary. . . . London : Printed for Charles Dilly . . . 1786.' 2 vols, cr. 8vo. This is the collection of Pinkerton, who anticipated Ritson in the history of Scottish Song.
' The Busy Bee or Vocal Repository; being a selection of the most favourite songs . . . and a variety of Scotch and Irish Ballads, &c. London : J. S. Barr-,' n.d. .- l2mo. 3 vols.
The Edinburgh Syren or Musical Bouquet; being a new selection of Modern Songs.-. . . Edinburgh: Thomas Brown, 1792. 241110.
Essay on Scottish Songs by John Ramsay of Ochtertyre. Printed in The Bee, Edinburgh, 1794, and signed^/! Runcole.
Poetry; Original and Selected. Glasgow : Printed for and sold by Brash & Reed, n. d. [1796-7]. 4 vols. 16mo.
The Nightingale, a collection of Songs, Scots, English, and Irish. Printed for and sold by the Booksellers, 1798. 24mo.
' Sangs of the Lowlands of Scotland, carefully compared with the original editions, and embellished with characteristic designs composed and engraved by the late David Allan, Esq., historical painter. Edinburgh: printed and sold by David Foulis . . . 1799.' 4to. pp. 222. .