WITH A VIEW OF ITS
SOCIETY, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS;
PARTLY COMPILED FROM
VARIOUS AUTHORITIES, AND FROM
OBSERVATIONS MADE IN
A TOUR through the ISLAND,
IN THE SUMMER OF 1808.
Representative in Parliament for the City of Coventry.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
A MAP OF THE ISLE OF MAN,
With the ROADS described, and every
necessary to the Convenience of the pleasurable and
ALSO A SHORT ACCOUNT OF
The Towns of Whitehaven and Workington, with the
fashionable Bathing Places of Allonby and Skinbur-
ness, on the Coast of Cumberland, and the Entrance
to Scotland across the Solway Firth.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
Printed, for the Author, by Preston & Heaton, and
sold by R. Miller. Bookseller, Mosley-street, and
all other Booksellers in the United Kingdom.
Possibly the first guide book offerred as such - however the real author was probably a Mr Bell of Newcastle, Nathaniel Jefferys merely adding his name and an extended preface much of which has nothing to do with the Island (removed in the second edition of 1809 - my copy, from which the text is scanned, is a first edition).
Jefferys was at one time a jeweller who supplied the somewhat dissipated Prince of Wales with expensive baubles - the latter was generally short of money and slow to pay his debts, Jefferys was accused of attempting to blackmail the Prince to extract payment......
The book is very derivative, Woods made some very disparaging remarks about it in his account of 1811 - however the sections dealing with personal observations are, of course, useful to help determine what Manx life was like at that time.
The book was not divided into chapters - the following divisions are my own for easier downloading: