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Mona Miscellany: A Selection of Proverbs, Sayings, Ballads, Customs, Superstitions, and Legends, Peculiar to the Isle of Man (First Series)

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Title:Mona Miscellany: A Selection of Proverbs, Sayings, Ballads, Customs, Superstitions, and Legends, Peculiar to the Isle of Man (First Series)
Price:GBP£75.00 (about USD$93.60)
Book ID:B009-3627
Publisher:The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1869
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
The Manx Society, 1869, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

publication number XVI of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents & one of only 261 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. "Proverbs are said to be 'a nation's wisdom;' they have been studied and recorded by the most learned among the ancients as the best instructors both in point of regular conduct or common prudeum The wisdom of the Manx. nation is abundantly exemplified in the caution inculcated in many of theirs. Of the Ballads and Songs here introduced, some are no doubt familiar to the general reader, while others are not so well known. Many of the old ballads never having been printed, or, if so, only in the form of an occasional broadside, and even then very incorrectly, are only to be met with floating about in the memories of old people, who here and there remember a verse or two, hence the unconnected nature of some, and the difficulty in procuring a perfect one. Some are reported to be in the hands of the curious collector, which, as yet, I have had no opportunity of seeing, while others are said to be irrecoverably lost. With regard to the Customs and Superstitions of the Island, I have endeavoured to give an account of what has chiefly come under my own observation. In the Legends and Miscellanies will be found some that are not generally known, several appearing for the first time in print." Preface & contents list to the front & information relating to the Manx society with a list of their publications to the rear (14 pages). Binder's small label inside rear cover. We also have for sale the second series of the miscellanies. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 241 + 14 pages. minor marking to covers. spine is cocked & with slight wear to ends. Gilt titles spine with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers. there is a small dent penetrating the centre of the spine. brown cloth; embellished by b/w. decorative vignettes & with the music to three songs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Isle of Man; Sociology & Culture; Britain/UK; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3627.
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