The Setts of the Scottish Tartans

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Author: D. Stewart & J. Scarlett
Year: (1974 & 2002)
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: ScotPress

This CD contains two books on the one CD. Firstly 'The Setts of the Scottish Tartans, with Descriptive and Historical Notes', by Donald C. Stewart (2nd revised edition, originally published 1974), as well as 'The Setts of the Scottish Tartans: A Commentary on the Second Edition' by James Scarlett (2nd edition, originally published 2002).

Together, these two books present the most scholarly study of and most reliable work of reference for the identification of the traditional tartans, as well as establish a canon for their correct weaving. D.C. Stewart's magisterial work was first published in 1950, and it built upon the work of his father, D.W. Stewart, author of Old and Rare Scottish Tartans. The first part of the book is an outline of the history of the use of tartans, and discusses tartan designs in general, with particular reference to their significance as distinguishing one clan from another. This is followed by a clan-by-clan description of the individual designs. There are full-color illustrations throughout, as well as the color strips which Stewart used to illustrate the individual tartans.

In his Commentary, Scarlett, our greatest living authority on the tartans, brings Stewart's book up to date and provides corrections and addenda without interfering with the tone of the original volume.

This CD consists of scans of the original books, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later

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