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The Clans and Tartans of Scotland Hardcover – Dec 1959


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 4Rev Ed edition (Dec. 1959)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0004111176
  • ISBN-13: 978-0004111179
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 10.4 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 827,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a portrait of Scotland's heritage of clan and family history which features over 130 clan and other tartans, clan badges and mottoes, a list of clan septs and family names, glossaries of Gaelic place and personal names, articles on the clan system and Highland dress and a list of sources of further information.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 2 Mar. 2003
Format: Paperback
My grandfather has a first edition 1938 copy of this in his collection, I have have a 1960 much used and rebound twice version. It's one I use at the first "go to" anytime I need a fast run down on a Clan or a Tartan, this is what I pick up. Nifty wee book with punch! Give the Clan Name in English and Gaelic, Motto's Old and Altered, Clan Badge with description, Origin on Clan Name, Plant Badge, War Cry and Pipe Music, with full plate colour of their tartan(s) and a surprisingly in-depth mini history for each Clan.
But that is not all! It has a short history of Scotland from Origins, moving into the development of the Clans, the ranks within a Clan and various Customs. Has the Dress of the Tartan with several different examples. There is a Family and Clan name, so you can see what Septs belong to what Clan(s) A Scots History Time Line and even a mini Scot-Gaelic Glossary of Place Names and one of Heraldic Terms.
For a wee book its size, you cannot believe all the information in it. A must for anyone wanting to know more about the tartans and the histories of the Highland Clans.
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By dmcnabb TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Nov. 2013
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I purchased this book as a gift for my husband (who is Scottish) and had a look through. It before I gave it to him. It isn't a large book, but good quality. There is a photo of tartan on one side of the book and the other side has descriptions of what clan it is for and some information about the clan. It is good if you are looking for a lot of generic information about clans. It does not go into vast detail with any of the clans, which I was kind of hoping it did. However it is interesting to see all of the different tartans for all the clans and the little bits of information make a good little gift, not great if you're looking for a book with a lot of information about individual clans, but great if you're looking for examples of tartan.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
A much used reference 2 Mar. 2003
By Deborah MacGillivray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My grandfather has a first edition 1938 copy of this in his collection, I have have a 1960 much used and rebound twice version. It's one I use at the first "go to" anytime I need a fast run down on a Clan or a Tartan, this is what I pick up. Nifty wee book with punch! Give the Clan Name in English and Gaelic, Motto's Old and Altered, Clan Badge with description, Origin on Clan Name, Plant Badge, War Cry and Pipe Music, with full plate colour of their tartan(s) and a surprisingly in-depth mini history for each Clan.
But that is not all! It has a short history of Scotland from Origins, moving into the development of the Clans, the ranks within a Clan and various Customs. Has the Dress of the Tartan with several different examples. There is a Family and Clan name, so you can see what Septs belong to what Clan(s) A Scots History Time Line and even a mini Scot-Gaelic Glossary of Place Names and one of Heraldic Terms.
For a wee book its size, you cannot believe all the information in it. A must for anyone wanting to know more about the tartans and the histories of the Highland Clans.
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A Fantastic Reference Book 23 April 2014
By CynthiaR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is just a fantastic little reference book which is jam packed with information. It includes color pics of the tartan of the clans, a brief history on the clan ~two pages on each, one on the tartan, one on the clan~ just so much info packed into one little book it's a must have. I've already found myself reaching for it repeatedly in researching all my different Scot roots. The layout is by clan name and alphabetical which is perfect for finding just what you're looking for without thumbing through pages and pages. For myself, I've been able to use the info I've learned in this book to gain a better picture of my ancestors lives and pick up info to go forward in my search.
The Clans and Tartans of Scotland 7 Jun. 2013
By Douglas G. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a classic everyone interested in tartans should have. There are an astounding number of editions available on Amazon at prices ranging from bargain basement cheap to investment level. I chose to buy an edition that I already had to replace a book that's worn from loving use. (The latter will be retired, not tossed!)
Disappointing in that it is not thorough nor complete with Clans and Tartans 2 Oct. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Though thorough in an overview of the Tartan, many family and clan Tartans listed in the Scottish registry are not included. Going to the website for the country of Scotland is much more complete. Interesting reading and such in it's own way, rather disappointing for what is written in the description.
Great book with info about Scottish clans 21 May 2013
By Jennifer Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great book with info about clans and a photo of the tartan. Each chapter about a clan is 2 pages - 1 of the tartan - the other with motto, shield (and meaning) and a brief history of the clan. I found it very educational.
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