McCLINTOCK, H.F. Old Irish and Highland Dress and that of the Isle of Man [WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS & GALLEY PROOF]


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Dundalk: Dundalgan, 1943. Quarto. pp. [xiv], 188, [32 (plates)]. Quarter linen on pictorial boards, title on upper cover. Loosely inserted are original drawings and a galley proof. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. Scarce. With chapters on pre-Norman dress as described in early Irish literature by Rev. Professor F. Shaw, S.J., and on early tartans by J. Telfer Dunbar. With a coloured frontispiece from a watercolour of Irishmen and women in a manuscript book by Lucas de Heere of about 1570 and another of Culloden; with numerous other illustrations. The standard authoritative work. Loosely inserted are four original drawings and sketches of Irish costume; Galley proof (2200 words) on ‘Costume in Ancient Ireland’ by Neagh; Manuscript notes from Echard’s Description of Ireland.

[Cat 147]


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