- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Booksales (April 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785810501
- ISBN-13: 978-0785810506
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clans and Families of Scotland: The History of the Scottish Tartan Hardcover – April, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
The limitation of this formula is that is it virtually impossible to say anything meaningful in such a short space about a whole clan and often the illustrations of the tartans are too small to allow the full sett to be seen.
This book finds the same problems when describing each name but its tartans are better than most, although it is impossible, for instance, to see the whole pattern of the Cameron of Lochiel tartan as illustrated. Useful additions, however, are some of the main branches of each clan, and,where one exists, its slogan or battle-cry.
Some names are included which are not clans but families for whom a tartan is named. Particularly useful for those not already familiar with it is the map showing main clan locations on pp52-55. This is the work of Don Pottinger and the late Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Albany Herald and it contains a wealth of information.
There are a number of useful articles included in the text and the whole book is most atractively laid out. A good introduction to the subject and well above the usual standard.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book provided valuable information -- in connection with my search for information regarding the MacClintock clan of Scotland. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by John B. Haydon
This book was of great quality with valuable and interesting information. Love it! It was not worn or torn in any way. I will pass it on to others in the family.Published on April 21, 2013 by Robin Heckert