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BOOKS
TARTANS (Highland Dress, kilts, and textile arts)


All About Your Kilt
by Bob Martin, kilt maker and kilt historian
revised and expanded 2nd edition.
Bob Martin has spent over twenty years examining evry possible source of information about the kilt, its history, and its construction.  This revised edition is more than twice the length of the original, and contains not only an extended history of the evolution of the kilt, but also rare photographs of actual kilts to illustrate his primary conclusions.  The book is divided into two sections;  the first gives the basic information, while the second will appeal to those interested in a more intensive study of the kilt and its evolution.
pb  76pp
AB12     $9.95

Old Irish & Highland Dress
by H. F. McClintock
This reprint of the 1943 edition provides detailed information on the dress of the Highlanders and the Irish in ancient times, with illustrations drawn from archival sources.  Long unavailable, it provides a wealth of information on the dress of these two closely related Celtic lands.  Many of the illustrations are unique and invaluable in understanding the development of men's and women's dress in the period.  It contains some of the only primary documentary evidence for pre-1600 Highland dress in print.  A reference book for all interested in the subject.
pb  188pp
AB15     $39.95

The Kilt & How to Wear It
 by Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, with new commentary and annotation by Bob Martin
The late 19th century produced renewed interest in Celtic studies and in the dress of the Highland families.  This work by one of the leading authorities of his day examines the extent of Celtic society, the origin of tartan, the supremacy of checks over family tartans, the evolution of the kilt, and the origin, coloration, and style of the other component parts of Highland dress.  Erskine refutes many of the arguments of Lord Archibald Campbell regarding the antiquity of family tartans, and while stressing the use of authentically Celtic colors, and styles when possible, presents a convincing case for the kilt and its accoutrements as a living and evolving style of dress.
pb  60pp
AB38     $7.95

Two Shades of Tartan:  Tartan as Seen from Both Sides of the Atlantic
by James Scarlett and Philip Smith
Tartan itself is both an art form and a guide to historical information about the Scots and their family relationships.  These two experts present differing points of view on whether tartan should be viewed primarily as a textile art form or as a guide to family identification.
pb  24pp
AB37     $4.95

Traditional Scottish Dyes
by Jean Fraser
Dying with plants is an intriguing craft, and Scotland, with its tradition of famous tweeds and tartans is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth.  Jean Fraser has gathered together many of the old recipies before they become lost to us.
pb  192pp
AB     $11.95

The 1819 Key Pattern Book:  One Hundred  Original Tartan
by Peter MacDonald, handweaver of historic tartans
The tartans and thread counts from the great weaving firm, William Wilson and Sons of Bannockburn. A guide, with historical notes and interpretation of these original tartans, circa 1819. Notes on weaving and dying.
pb  72pp
PMD1     $24.95

Clans and Tartans
Collins Pocket Reference
includes color tartan, crest, and history of each clan.  Our most popular seller! (This is an abridged version of the Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia listed below.)
pb  317pp
BOBD96     $12.95

District Tartans
by Gordon Teall of Teallach and Philip D. Smith
The only book out on Distirct Tartans, includes Irish, Canadian, and American tartans as well.
hb  262pp
BOBD113     $35.95

Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia
by George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire
Collins books, Updated Edition
Possibly the best and most comprehensive book on clan heraldry, history, and tartan.
hb  512
BOBD67     $49.95

Scottish Clan and Family Names: Their Arms, Origins and Tartans
by Roddy Martine
forward by Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight CVO Lord Lyon King of Arms
heraldic illustrations by Don Pottinger LVO MA DA Islay Herald
NEW EDITION (c)1998
pb 224pp
BOBD 138      $22.00

Scottish Clans & Tartans
by Alan Bold
A Pitkin Guide.  A brief introduction to the subject.  Heavily illustrated.  Great for kids!
pb  20
BOBD21     $5.50

Scottish Tartans
by Alan Bold
A Pitkin Guide.  A brief introduction to the subject.  Heavily illustrated.  Great for kids!
pb  20
BOBD21     $5.50

So You're Going to Wear the Kilt!--All You Want to Know About Tartan Dress
by J. Charles Thompson, FSTS
excellent guide for anyone who has a kilt or is thinking of investing in one
pb  120pp
BOBD114     $12.95

Tartan:  The Highland Habit
by Hugh Cheape, tartan historian
Hugh Cheape, curator of modern Scottish history at the National Museums of Scotland, takes the story of tartan from the medieval love of display to the Victorian invention of exclusive clan identity.  Highland history is vividly illustrated and described in an exciting and entertaining way.  Very heavily illustrated with full color photographs.
pb  96pp
WB07     $14.95

Tartan For Me!, expanded 7th edition
by Philip D. SMith
Suggested tartans for Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Irish, and North American surnames with lists of Clan, Family, and District tartans.  Approximately 22,000 surnames arranged alphabeticaly.  No clan tent should be without a copy!
pb  166
HB08     $22.50

The Tartan Weaver's Guide
by James D. Scarlett, MBE, FSA Scot
Provides the user with useful and authentic information about tartan and tartan weaving; 142 tartans in color with historical notes, 228 thread counts, and guidance for weavers.
hb
BOBD26     $14.95

Tartans:  vol. 1
Abbotsford to Fraser
by William H. Johnston and Philip D. Smith, Jr.
Over 400 examples of tartan with full color pictures and threadcounts.
pb  108
AB63     $24.95

Tartans:  vol. 2
Frederickton to MacNeil
by William H. Johnston and Philip D. Smith, Jr.
Over 400 examples of tartan with full color pictures and threadcounts.
pb  112
AB63     $24.95

Tartans:  vol. 3
MacNichol to Yukon
by William H. Johnston and Philip D. Smith, Jr.
Over 400 examples of tartan with full color pictures and threadcounts.
pb  112
AB63     $24.95

Tartans: the illustrated identifier to over 140 designs
ed by Blair Urqhuart
Forward by Dr. D. Gordon Teall of Teallach, late president of the Scottish Tartans Society.  Includes the Teallach tartan, official tartan of the STS, and mentions the NC museum.  Gives earliest source for each tartan.
hb  80
BOBD69     $12.95

 
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