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Sketches of the Highlanders of Scotland (Two Volumes)

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Originally printed in 1822, this monumental work is divided into four main parts. Part one deals with the history of the Highlands, the character of the Highlander, his arms, garb, music, loyalty, clan system and the effects of the Disarming Act. The second part records the state of the Highlands and its people in the early nineteenth century including such subjects as crofting, emigration and illicit distilling. Part three, by far the largest part of the book, is devoted to military annals of the Highland regiments, relating the exploits of the regiments at home and abroad from their foundations to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Part four consists of some hundred pages of appendices covering such diverse subjects as war-cries, education, second sight, armour, returns of killed and wounded in various campaigns, lists of officers, wedding customs and wild life. As a serving officer of the Forty-second Regiment, Colonel Stewart is much concerned with the soldierly qualities of the Highlanders and the emphasis in the book is on their military achievements. Campaigns which are covered include the American War of Independence, General Wolfe's expedition to Canada, Flanders and France, Egypt, West Indies, in fact, practically all theatres in which the British Army was involved from 1740 to 1815.
This edition is in very good condition, tightly bound with clean white pages. The dust jacket has a little foxing on the inside but otherwise in good condition.

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Author(s):
Col David Stewart
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1977
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
595
Publisher:
John Donald Publishers

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Originally printed in 1822, this monumental work is divided into four main parts. Part one deals with the history of the Highlands, the character of the Highlander, his arms, garb, music, loyalty, clan system and the effects of the Disarming Act. The second part records the state of the Highlands and its people in the early nineteenth century including such subjects as crofting, emigration and illicit distilling. Part three, by far the largest part of the book, is devoted to military annals of the Highland regiments, relating the exploits of the regiments at home and abroad from their foundations to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Part four consists of some hundred pages of appendices covering such diverse subjects as war-cries, education, second sight, armour, returns of killed and wounded in various campaigns, lists of officers, wedding customs and wild life. As a serving officer of the Forty-second Regiment, Colonel Stewart is much concerned with the soldierly qualities of the Highlanders and the emphasis in the book is on their military achievements. Campaigns which are covered include the American War of Independence, General Wolfe's expedition to Canada, Flanders and France, Egypt, West Indies, in fact, practically all theatres in which the British Army was involved from 1740 to 1815.
This edition is in very good condition, tightly bound with clean white pages. The dust jacket has a little foxing on the inside but otherwise in good condition.

Author(s):
Col David Stewart
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1977
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
595
Publisher:
John Donald Publishers

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