EAN-139780004111179   EAN-13 barcode 9780004111179
Product NameThe Clans And Tartans Of Scotland
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0004111176
Price New47.94 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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AuthorRobert Bain
Page Count320
Long DescriptionThis lovely book speaks of Scottish clans, Clan and Family names, Personal names in English and Gaelic, outstanding dates in Scottish and clan history, and contains a clan and family map of South Scotland, many many bright color pictures through out the book.
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