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Authenticated tartans of the clans and families of Scotland. : Painted by machinery. With map of the Highlands, showing the territories of the clans. Introductory essay on the "Scottish Gael," by a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Contributor(s): Publication details: [Mauchline] William and Andrew Smith, Scotch snuff-boxmakers, by appointment to his late majesty, and by command to her majesty the Queen; Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland., [1850] Description: [8], 161 p., LXIX leaves of plates : ill., map, plates ; 28 cmOther title:
  • Tartans of the clans [Spine title]
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Rare Book NMS Library Services Ask Library Staff National Museum of Scotland NK 4745 AUT (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Not for loan ACCESSION: 11363 -140300

Printer from verso of title page.

Date from dedication which is dated Mauchline, 1st March, 1850.

Includes two hand-cut printed colour images pasted on the blank verso of two plates. The first is opposite the Stuart tartan print on plate I: an image of the tartan being worn (by Charles Edward Stuart?), which has been cut to the shape of the human figure. The second is opposite p.35, a cutout from a magazine(?) depicting Henry Raeburn's portrait of Alistair Macdonell of Glengarry 'in the Scottish National Gallery Collection'.

Includes bibliographic references.

19th-century quarter binding and corner pieces in maroon leather over boards with blind tooling on spine and gold spine title, 'Tartans of the Clans'. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves. Gilt edges of textblock.