Edinburgh and London: A. Fullarton & Co. 1875. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. Small 4to. xxxvi, 776 pp; vi, 818 pp. Frontispiece portrait; illustrated title-page; color map; 30 tipped-in color plates of tartans; in-text and full-page illustrations. Three-quarter morocco over black boards; gilt lettering to spines; marbled endpapers. Spines replaced; corners bumped; light foxing; wear to extremities; a very good set. Item #17967
With an Account of the Gaelic Language, Literature, and Music By Thomas Maclauchlan, and an Essay on Highland Scenery By John Wilson. This very comprehensive work on the history of the Scottish Highlands was based on the text of Dr James Browne's popular work published some 30 years earlier. Compiled in 1875 and edited by John S. Keltie, this work presents in two volumes a detailed view of the general history of the highlands, a history of the highland clans and a history of the highland regiments. Many of the histories include a succession list of officers.