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Chronica Regvm Manniae Et Insvlarvm: The Chronicle of Man and the Sudreys, from the Manuscript Codex in the British Museum, Volumes I & II (set)
The Manx Society, 1874, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. 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. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 263 & 436 +14 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Bindings are tight, covers and spines fully intact. Gilt titles spines with gilt Manx coat of arms within blind-stamped decorative borders front & rear covers. Light bumping to outer corners. brown cloth; illustrated by frontis. portrait of P. A. Munch & an example of Manx runic inscriptions. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Manx History; Isle of Man; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3632.
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