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Backwell's hand-book for visitors to the Isle of Man : comprising its history, constitution, government, antiquities, botany and other peculiarities : with a full description of its towns and villages, and the scenery within and around the island, and special instructions to tourists for visiting the several localities : the whole forming a complete guide and companion for visitors [New ed.]

Publication date : 1864

Author or editor: Burman, James; Lizars, W.H.

Notes: There are also now appended for the first time about 24 pages of scraps and anecdotes, selected by special permission from Dr Oliver's Manx National Documents, and Dr Oswald's Vestigia. These extracts elucidate and illustrate, in an attractive and a verified form, the eventful ancient history of Mona's Isle, interesting to residents as well as visitors. Many of the engravings are from photographic pictures made expressly for the proprietor of this work.
Purple cover with gold lettering and plain embossing. Price 2/6.
Plates : Douglas Harbour ; Peel Castle ; Kirk Braddan ; Tower of Refuge ; Castletown ; King William's College ; Ramsey from Lezayre Mount ;Nunnery House from the lawn ; Laxey Glen from the new road ; Bishop's Court ; Lezayre Church and Vicarage ; Kirk Michael Church with Bishop Wilson's tomb; Kirk Michael Church ; Peel Castle ; Castle Rushen. See bibliography, pp. 533.

Language: eng

Physical description: 186 p. : ill. : plates ; 19 cm. ; hbk.

Item name: Guidebook

Collection: Library

ID number: M 02607

Classification: F.67/B1/8


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