History of the Mackenzies: With Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name (Classic Reprint)

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The original edition of this work appeared in 1879, fifteen years ago. It was well received by the press, by the clan, and by all interested in the history of the Highlands. The best proof of this is the fact that the book has for several years been out of print, occasional second-hand copies of it coming into the market selling at a high premium on the original subscription price.

Personally, however, I was never satisfied with it. It was my first clan history, and to say nothing of inevitable defects of style by a comparatively inexperienced hand, it was for several other reasons necessarily incomplete, and in many respects not what I should wish the history of my own clan to be.

This edition, which extends to close upon two hundred pages more than its predecessor, has an accurate and well-executed plate of the clan tartan, and a life-like portrait of the Author; has been almost entirely re-written con tains several families omitted from the first; has all been carefully revised; and although not even now absolutely perfect, I believe it is almost as near being so as it is possible for any work which contains such an enormous number of dates and other details as this one to be.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Alexander Mackenzie


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ISBN - 9781333823429

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm

Page Count - 676


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ISBN - 9780265455036

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.9 cm

Page Count - 674

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