The Clans And Tartans of Scotland by Bain, Silk Tartan Cover
Up for auction is this
sleeved copy of "The Clans and Tartans of Scotland," by Robert Bain.
This is the fourth edition, printed in 1964 by William Collins & Sons Co.,
LTD in Great Britain. This is a hardback book with padded silk cover in the
Royal Stewart Tartan. It measures about 7½ by 4½ inches. It has a clear
plastic dust jacket and a red cardboard sleeve covered with a pattern of
gilt crowns. It features 124 Clans and 132 illustrations of Tartans. (ISBN
10: 0000000000 / ISBN 13: 9780000000002)
This is a really exceptional and complete reference book. It gives the clan names in English and Gaelic, their mottos, a line drawing of the clan badge with a description, the origin of the clan name, war cry, pipe music and fairly penetrating history overview for each clan. In addition the book provides a short history of Scotland explaining the development of the clans and details about rankings and customs within the clans. There’s even a Scots history timeline and a small Scot-Gaelic glossary of place names and heraldic terms.
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