publication number VIII of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents & one of only 308 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. For many years previous to the establishment of the Manx Society the Editor had been collecting from time to time such Works as related in any way to the Isle of Man and making a list of the same On the formation of the Society it was suggested that it would be very desirable if such could be brought before the members at some future day The impression that such a work might be useful to those engaged in similar pursuits has led to the compilation of the present volume An obscure tract or scarce work no doubt may have here and there escaped the notice of the Editor or not have been sufficiently described for want of the work to refer to but it is presumed none of any great importance and such omission will be the sooner pardoned when it is considered by those who can form an estimate of the labour and research required in the compilation of works of this description and that the more readily when it is known there is no Public Library in the Island containing stores of this kind to which he could resort for reference but had mainly to rely on the collections contained in his own library. (We also have for sale the 1876 new, revised, corrected & enlarged edition of this work.)
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers; inside front cover is the bookplate of Samuel Simpson, probably the Rev. Samuel Simpson who was chaplain at the Church of St Thomas, Douglas in 1851; Includes index; minor mark to rear cover & very slight damage to spine top on one side.
Author Harrison, William
Binding Hardcover (Original Green Cloth)
Publisher The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jacket)