Records of Argyll; Legends Traditions, and Recollections of Argyllshire Highland
Title: Records of Argyll; Legends Traditions, and Recollections of Argyllshire Highlanders, collected chiefly from the Gaelic, with notes on the antiquity of the dress, clan colours, or tartans, of the Highlanders
Author: Lord Archibald Campbell
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London
Date: 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV)
Hardback - 1st and Limited Edition - This copy No. 262
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The author Lord Archibald Campbell writes in his introduction:
"The bulk of the "Records of Argyll" consists of tales, written down for the most part from the recitation of their possessors, and rendered as closely to the original Gaelic as the difference of the two languages permitted. Many of these appear for the first time in an English form ; others are presented as offering a different version of tales which have already been translated; while a few, which have already appeared elsewhere, have been included, to give completeness to a work designed to illustrate the characteristics of Argyllshire legend.
Some scarce pamphlets and family papers, inaccessible to the general public, have also been quoted as tending to throw light upon the unwritten Records of Argyll. The interest excited by the recent controversy regarding the antiquity of the Highland dress and the distinctive character of Clan Tartans, has induced me to add some notes on a subject which I trust will not be regarded as alien to the main object of my work. These papers are but offered as a contribution towards the final settlement of the question of Clan Colours having existed long anterior to the making of the regimental Tartan called by the name of the Forty-Second."
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