Memorials of "God's Acre," being Monumental Inscriptions in the Isle of Man, Taken in the Summer of 1797
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.
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers; pre-title page browned.
Author Feltham, John & Edward Wright (edited & with introduction by William Harrison)
Binding Hardcover (Original Brown Cloth)
Publisher The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jacket)
Pages 132 + 15