Book Description

publication numbers IV, VII & IX of The Manx Society for Publication of National Documents; Number of copies printed: Vol.1 (315); Vol. 2 (311); Vol. 3 (300); pre-title page of Manx Society giving date established (1858), logo, volume number, & date of publication, followed by list of officers of the society to front of each volume. This collection of documents relating to the Isle of Man was undertaken at the request of the Manx Society, with the view of giving to the public such monuments as are extant of its early history. This little spot, for a long period, has played no insignificant part in-the destinies of the United Kingdom; and from its connection with foreign States, and the changes undergone, must always prove a source of attraction to the archaeologist, the historian, and the statesman. Hitherto no effort has been made to form a series of muniments illustrative of its early state, and such few excerpts as we already possess have, in the majority of instances, been taken from defective and uncertain sources. In arranging the materials of the Monumenta, the author has endeavoured to follow the originals as closely as circumstances would allow, both as respects their literary as well as historic order; and in every case where these have not been accessible, recourse has been had to the most approved standard works, as Rymer's Foedera, the publications of the Record Commission, the Patent and Parliamentary Rolls, and these, with the Harleian, Cottonian, and Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum, form the basis of the present collection. Addenda to latter part of the book. 2! - page appendix relating to the Manx society. Binder's small label inside rear covers vols. 1 & 3. Some pages remain uncut.
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; Frontis, illust. Vol. 1 (facsimile document); frontis. (fold-out map) to Vol. 2. Inside front covers vols. 2 & 3 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. Includes corrigenda, glossary, addenda, appendices & indexes; some bumping & light wear to extremities.
Author Oliver, J. R.
Date 1860-62
Binding Hardcover (Original Brown Cloth)
Publisher The Manx Society, Douglas, Isle of Man
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jackets)
Pages 245 & 250 & 272 + 21

Price: £350.00

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