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publication numbers XXII & XXIII of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents; Only 155 copies of each volume were 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. Revised, annotated, and furnished with additional documents, and English translations of the Chronyca, and of the Latin documents by the Right Rev. Dr. Goss. The Chronicle of the Kings of Man is the earliest regularly digested account, yet discovered, of any portion of the history of the Island. It was composed by a series of writers, inmates, to all appearance, of the monastery of Rushen, more or less contemporary with the events they narrate; and embraces the most important period of the existence of Man as a distinct kingdom, when its territory, including the Western Isles, was most extensive, and the share it took in the transactions of the day, was most considerable. Though commencing its record from the year 1000, the Chronicle does not make mention of the affairs of Man till the date of the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, when we are abruptly introduced to Godred Cronan, a fugitive from that memorable defeat of the Northmen, who is hospitably received by another Godred, then king of the 1sland, and in a few years becomes occupant of the Manx throne. The fortunes of the kingdom under the dynasty of Godred Cronan form the principal subject of the subsequent narration. Contents of Vol. I are: Preface to this edition; Memoir of Professor Munch; Professor Munch's Preface; The Chronicle; Notes; & Index to Professor Munch's Notes. Contents of Vol. II are: Appendix of Documents; Index to Appendix. & information relating to the Manx society with a list of their publications to the rear (14 pages). Binder's small label inside rear cover vol. 1.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spines with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers; illustrated by frontis. portrait of P. A. Munch & an example of Manx runic inscriptions; light bumping to outer corners.
Author Munch, Peter Andreas (historical notes by)
Date 1874
Binding Hardcover (Original Brown Cloth)
Publisher The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jackets)
Pages 263 & 436

Price: £250.00

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