I borrowed a book from Glasgow University Library, intrigued by mention of piracy amongst Scottish and Irish book 'publishers' and booksellers. At first glance, it didn't have much relevance for my musical interests, but a couple of names popped out at me, in the final chapter. A man whom I thought sold music in Glasgow, popping up as schoolmaster and handler of pirated goods, in Saltcoats? Can this be?
So I read the chapter. My hopes were dashed. 'My' Glasgow music seller was dead a year before the last mention of the Saltcoats teacher-turned-bookseller who handled pirated books brought over from Ireland. Bang goes a theory!