Skip to main content

Isle of Man; Its History, Physical, Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Legendary

Search for more books
Title:Isle of Man; Its History, Physical, Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Legendary
Price:GBP£125.00 (about USD$156.30)
Category:History
Book ID:B009-3573
Quantity:1
Publisher:John Van Voorst, London, 1848
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
John Van Voorst, 1848, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

at the front are 36 pages containing dedication; preface; contents; description of plates; arrangement of views & list of subscribers. then follow 376 pages of text with the 8 fold-out colour plates at the rear. From the author�s preface: �The following work originated in the desire that I would place before the public in a popular form the substance of my memoirs upon the physical history of the Isle of Man, which have appeared in the numbers of the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. The most simple and popular method of communicating that information was to transfer from my field-book the notes of the different geological traverses I have made during the last seven years in various parts of the island. In doing this I could hardly pass by the spots rendered interesting by their connection with events in Manx civil and ecclesiastical history without some notice of them; and even the Fairy legends and Ghost stories, deeply interwoven with and illustrating the character of the native population. My work has thus taken a somewhat wider range than I had originally intended.� Size: Octavo (standard book size). 36 + 376 pages. small splits to top & bottom back edge of spine. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink to front end-paper & pictorial bookplate inside front cover. Deckled edges (rough cut). Gilt titles spine; gilt vignette of King William's College to front cover enclosed within blind-stamped inner decorative border & double-line blind-stamped outer border (repeated on rear cover but without gilt). Front Inner hinge starting; corners bumped. textured olive covers; illustrated by 10 sepia tinted b/w. views & 8 fold-out coloured plates. Includes appendices. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Isle of Man; Geology; Ecclesiastical History; Britain/UK; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3573.
To see the Shipping cost please change the following as required:

Shipping Destination State/Province okay

Display prices in

Alert
Confirm