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Feltham's Tour Through the Isle of Man, in 1797 and 1798; comprising Sketches of its Ancient and Modern History, Constitution, Laws, Commerce, Agriculture, Fishery, &c, including whatever is remarkable in each Parish, its Population, ... (Truncated)

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Title:Feltham's Tour Through the Isle of Man, in 1797 and 1798; comprising Sketches of its Ancient and Modern History, Constitution, Laws, Commerce, Agriculture, Fishery, &c, including whatever is remarkable in each Parish, its Population, ... (Truncated)
Price:GBP£60.00 (about USD$75.30)
Book ID:B009-3623
Quantity:1
Publisher:The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1861
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
The Manx Society, 1861, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Full Book Title: Feltham's Tour Through the Isle of Man, in 1797 and 1798; comprising Sketches of its Ancient and Modern History, Constitution, Laws, Commerce, Agriculture, Fishery, &c, including whatever is remarkable in each Parish, its Population, Inscriptions, Registers, &c. Feltham's Tour Through the Isle of Man, in 1797 and 1798; Embellished with a Map of the Island and other plates

publication number VI of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents & one of only 305 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. After the title page is a facsimile of the original illustrated title page of 1798 with facing frontis. fold-out facsimile of the map of the Isle of Man engraved for Feltham's tour of that year. Further illustration plates show a fold-out genealogical table of the Derby & Athol families; Maughold Pillar, Danish Monuments; Cloven Stones, Plan of Castle Rushen & New Light House. To the front os a dedication page, contents list & list of places on the Parochial Tour. John Feltham travelled extensively through the Isle of Man during 1797 and 1798 and wrote of his observations and findings to his friend Dr. Hawes. These letters were collected and published in a volume dedicated to the Duke of Athol. The letters provided a unique insight into the state of the Island and it's people at this time. The authors acute observations cover everything from politics to the incidental details of the lives of the common people. "From a truthful record of any past portion of a people's history, an estimate may be formed of that people's course during the intervening period of time to the present, whether it has been retrograde or progressive. Those, then, who 'naturally feel a partiality for the best interests of the Island of Mann,' and who will peruse 'Feltham's Tour' with this object in view, must needs rejoice." To latter part of the book. !5 - page appendix relating to the Manx society. Some pages remain uncut. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 272 + 15 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing to front pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. inside front cover is the bookplate of Henri Gaidoz (1842-1932) who was a collector and researcher of materials relating to folklore. His works and expertise was in the fields of philology, Celtic studies, archaeology, religion, and mythology. . 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 1 kilogram. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Isle of Man; Manx History; Travel & Places; Britain/UK; 18th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3623.
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