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Title:Memorials of "God's Acre," being Monumental Inscriptions in the Isle of Man, Taken in the Summer of 1797
Price:GBP£50.00 (about USD$67.80)
Item ID:B009-3617
Publisher:The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1868
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
The Manx Society, 1868, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

publication number XIV of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents & one of only 300 copies printed; pre-title page of Manx Society giving date established (1858), logo, volume number, & date of publication, followed by list of officers of the society. tissue-guarded b/w. frontis. illustration showing kirks & five further similar plates throughout the book. The importance of monuments and inscriptions in the illustration of local history cannot be too strongly maintained ; but for these, how many persons and events worthy of remembrance would have remained unknown. There are few monuments in the Isle of Man with any pretension to artistic taste. The inscriptions recorded by Mr. Feltham are in many instances only a bare memorial of name, date, and age, yet these alone will be found useful to the future historian in recording the genealogy of families, as well as a record of the patronymics of the country. Mr. Feltham, during his stay in the Island, resided in Ramsey, and commenced his work in the parish of Maughold proceeding on his way southward ; it has been thought desirable to commence in the regular order in which the various parishes stand on the records. The inscriptions appear to be taken in the order as they lie in the graveyard, by which the names of the various families are in many instances brought in close proximity. The usual custom of adding the wife's surname tends materially to connect links by which many Manx families are united. Supplement to latter part of the book. 15 - page appendix relating to the Manx society. Binder's small label inside rear cover. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 132 + 15 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. pre-title page browned. Gilt titles spine with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers. brown cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Isle of Man; Manx History; Manx Church Monuments; Britain/UK; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3617.
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