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A Plan of Douglas, Isle of Man. Surveyed by J. Taggart, Architect. 1834. On a Sheet, 20 in. by 14.
An Act for better Supplying the Town of Douglas with Water Douglas : printed for the Company by J. Quiggin. 1834. Price Sixpence. Octavo. Pp. 16.
Subscriptions for Building a Tower of Refuge from Shipwreck. on St. Marys Rock, in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, on the Plan proposed by Sir William Hillary, Bart. Printed by G. Jefferson. 1834. Octavo. Pp. 4.
Total cost of the Tower £254 : 12s. Of this sum Sir Wm. Hillary paid £78 : 6s.
A Dictionary of the Manx Language, with the corresponding Words or Explanations in English ; interspersed with many Gaelic Proverbs : the Parts of Speech, the Genders, and the Accents of the Manx Words are carefully marked; with some etymological observations never before published. By Archibald Cregeen, Arbory, Isle of Man. " Ballyn dy loayragh shin ooilley lish glaraghyn," etc. St. Paul ; 1 Cor. xiv. 5. Douglas : printed and published for the Author by J. Quiggin, North Quay : Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, London : Evans, Chegwin, and Hall, LiverpooL MDCCCXXXV. Octavo. Pp. 188.
The Author died before he could complete the Second Part, the English and Manx. There is a valuable Introduction to the Manx Language, preceding the Dictionary, ghing an idea of the construction of the Language, and forming the outlines of a Manks Grammar. The Author observes, " It appears like a piece of exquisite net-work interwoven together in a masterly manner, and framed by the hand of a most skilful workman, equal to the composition of the most learned, and not the production of chance. The depth of meaning that abounds in many of the words must be con-spicuous to every person versed in the language." It is dated " Kirk Arbory, 5th June 1834." According to a list at the end, 418 copies were subscribed for. The Author of this Account purchased the sheets left on hand, from which some Copies were afterwards made up ; some little difference is observable, arising from the few sheets reprinted being in a larger type, when some few words were unavoidably omitted. Mr. George Borrow, the Author of " The Bible in Spain " and other Works, and who for some time resided in the Island collecting its Legendary fragments, remarked that " he reverenced the very ground upon which Cregeen had trod, because he was one of the greatest natural Celtic scholars who had ever lived."
Many of Cregeens Words are incorporated in the Dictionary published by the Manx Society, vol. xiii. 1866.
The Ninth Annual Report of the Isle of Man District Association of the Royal National Institution for the Preserva-tion of Life from Shipwreck, from the 5th July 1834, to the 5th July 1835. Douglas : G. Jefferson, Bookseller, Duke Street. Octavo. Pp. 4.
The Report was presented at the Tynwald Court held at St. Johns, 6th July, and authorised to be published by them.
The Sees of England and Wales, Ireland and the Colonies.
By T. Seppings. London : Simpkins and Co. 1835. Octavo.
Isle of Man, pp. 18-19. With Arms of the See.
A Sermon preached at the opening of the Mariners Church, in the Harbour of the Town of Douglas, Isle of Man, May 24th, 1835. By the Rev. Hugh Stowell, Rector of Ballaugh. Published at the request of the Managers of the Church. The profits, if any, to be applied to the funds of the said Church. Douglas : printed by G. Jefferson, Duke Street. Octavo. Pp. 21.
Self Defence. Being a Statement of Facts of the conduct of Dr. H. P. Hume towards H. N. Carrington, Esq. By a Friend to Truth. No place, date, or printer. Octavo. Pp. 52.
Dr. Hume was in practice for some time in Manchester. This Statement is by Mrs. Carrington.
A Six Days Tour through the Isle of Man ; or a Passing View of its present Natural, Social, and Political Aspect. By a Stranger. 1836.
" Comes jucundus in via pro vehiculo est."
Douglas : published and sold by William Dillon, Book-seller. Sold also by Marples and Co., and Lacey, Liverpool ; Thompsons, Manchester ; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London ; and Cummins, Dublin. Small Octavo. Pp. 183.
Published at three shillings. A small map and six plates.
Sketches of the Coasts and Islands of Scotland, and of the Isle of Man : Descriptive of the Scenery, and illustrative of the progressive revolution in the economical, moral, and social condition of the Inhabitants of those regions. In two volumes. By Lord Teignrnouth. London : John W. Parker, West Strand. MDCCCXXXVI. 2 vols. 12mo.
The Description of the Isle of Man, in vol. ii. chapters 19 and 20, pp. 181-281. A map of the Island. In the Appendix are some Reports on the Harbours, Imports, etc., pp. 406-416 The Author spent a few weeks in the Island in the autumn of 1829.
The National Importance of a Great Central Harbour for the Irish Sea, accessible at all times to the Largest Vessels, proposed to be constructed at Douglas, in the Isle of Man. Third Edition. With an Appendix. By Sir Wm. Hillary, Bart. Author of " An Appeal to the British Nation on the Humanity and Policy of Forming a National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, etc." Douglas : printed by Walls and Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1836. Octavo. Pp. 19.
Dated Isle of Man, 26th July 1826. The Appendix, pp. 14 to 19, dated Isle of Man, 1st January 1836.
The Tenth Annual Report of the Isle of Man District Association of the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, from the 5th July 1835, to the 5th July 1836. Douglas : G. Jefferson, Bookseller, Duke Street. Octavo. Pp. 4.
Ordered to be published by the Court of Tynwald at St. Johns, 5th July 1836.
By Particular Desire. The Proceedings of a Meeting held in the Court House, Douglas, on Monday evening, 11th July 1836 ; in which is contained the speech of Mr. John Duggan, with an Appeal to his Countrymen. Dedicated respectfully to Lieut.-General Goldie, Speaker of the House of Keys. The proceeds (if any) will be given to that excellent Charity, the Ladies Soup Dispensary. ( Price fourpence) Douglas : G. Jefferson, Printer, Duke Street. 12mo. Pp. 12.
On the Fiscal Regulations.
Temperance Guardian. Commenced. Published by R. Fargher. Continued for five years, and merged into the Temperance Advocate.
Manx Liberal. Commenced September 3d. Published by Penrice and Wallace.
Isle of Mann, and Diocese of Sodor and Mann. Antient and Authentic Records and Documents relating to the Civil and Ecclesiastical History and Constitution of that Island. Collected and arranged by the Rev. Win. Perceval Ward, MA., Domestic Chaplain ~to the Bishop of Sodor and Mann. London : printed for J. G. and F. Rivington, by John Taylor junr., Colchester. 1837. 12mo. Pp. 185.
Statute Laws of the Isle of Man, promulgated since the year 1832. To which is added an Appendix, which contains Rules of the Chancery Court and an Analysis of the Law of the Descent of Hereditary Property in the Isle of Man. Compiled with a Digest of the Provisions of the Statutes; and published under the patronage of His Excellency John Ready, Lieutenant-Governor, the Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the Isle of Man. By John M. Jeffcott. Douglas : printed and sold by J. Quiggin, North Quay. MDCCCXXXVII. Royal octavo. Pp. 134.
Dedicated " To the Hon. John MHutchin, Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man." Castletown, September 1837.
The Analysis was drawn up by Mr. 1M'Hutchin. See continuation in 1841.
Statistical Account of the British Empire ; exhibiting its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Institutions. By J. R. MCulloch, Esq., assisted by numerous contributors. In two volumes. London : printed for Charles Knight and Co., 1837. Octavo. Isle of Man, vol. ii. pp. 234-236, 276, 277.
Observations on the proposed Changes in the Fiscal and Navigation Laws of the Isle of Man : Addressed to the Delegates from that Island to His Majestys Government. By Sir Wm. Hillary, Baronet, Chairman of the Meetings.
Douglas : printed by Walls and Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1837. Octavo. Pp. 15. Dated Fort Anne, 17th April 1837.
A second edition was published the same year in octavo, pp. 19, containing additional matter.
A Home Tour through various parts of the United Kingdom. Being a continuation of the " Home Tour through the Manufacturing Districts." Also, Memoirs of an Assistant Commissary-General. By Sir George Head. London:
John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1837. 12mo. Isle of Man, Chapters I. to VI., pp. 1 to 91. Small Map of the Island.
An edition, in two volumes, post octavo, in 1840.
Deed of Association of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Passed 31st July 1838. G. Jefferson, Duke Street, Douglas. Octavo. Pp. 15.
Value of Shares £12,000.
Collections relative to Claims at the Coronations of several of the Kings of England, beginning with King Richard II. London : J. B. Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street. 1838. Octavo. Pp. 96.
The advertisement is dated " July 26, 1820," and states that the Claims are taken from official and authentic sources. The following relate to the Isle of Man : HENRY IV.
Claimant.Henry, Earl of Northumberland.
Right of Claim.In right of the Isle of Man, which had been granted to him and his heirs by the present King, to hold of him and his heirs, by the service " To carry, . by him-self or a sufficient deputy, on the Coronation days of the Kings of England, and~ near the Kings left shoulder, that sword naket wherewith the present King was girt when he in partibus de Holdernesse applicuit, and which was called Lancaster Sword."
Answer.Admitted ; and he performed the service in his own proper person.See Rymers " Foedera," tom. viii. pp. 91-95.
" To present Two Falcons to the King on his Coronation."
Claimant.Charles, Earl of Derby, Lord of the
Isle of Man and its appertinents.
Right.As being seized by inheritance of the Isle and Castle of Pelham, and of the serviory and dominion of Man, in his demesne as of fee, all which are held by such service.
Answer.Allowed ; it appearing that the Isle of Man was held by the service of giving to the King two Falcons on his Coronation day.
Claimant.Henry, Earl of Derby, Lord of the
Isle of Man and its appertinents.
Right, etc.As above.
WILLIAM AND MARY.
Claimant.William Richard George Stanley, Earl
of Derby, Lord of the Isle of Man and its appertinents.
Right, etc.As above.
Claimant.James Stanley, Earl of Derby, Lord of
the Isle of Man, and its appertinents.
Right, etc.As above.
Answer.Claim allowed ; and the Earl performed the service at the Coronation.
"On the Coronation day to carry on the Kings left hand, during the procession, the sword called Lancaster Sword."
Claimant.Charles, Earl of Derby, Lord of the
Isle of Man and its appertinents.
Right.As being seized by inheritance of the Isle and Castle of Pelham, and of the signiory and dominion of Man, in his demesne as of fee, all which are held by the service above mentioned.
Fees, etc.All fees, privileges, and dignities appertinent to the said service.
Answer.It appearing to the Court that the Isle of Man was held by the service of giving to the King two Falcons on the Coronation day, and not by the service of carrying the sword called Uurtana, nor by the service of carrying the sword called Lancaster Sword, the Earl was admitted to do the service of giving the King two Falcons on his Coronation day ; but not to perform either the service of carrying the sword called Curtana, or the service of carrying the sword called Lancaster Sword.
NB.Afterwards, by the Kings favour, the said Earl of Derby did carry the Third Sword before the King on his Coronation day.
Malacologia Monensis. A Catalogue of the Mollusca inhabiting the Isle of Man and the neighbouring sea. By Edward Forbes, For. Sec. B. S. President of the Royal Physical Society, etc. Edinburgh : John Carfrae and Son ; Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longinans, London. 1838. 12mo. Pp. 63. Dedication, Preface, etc., pp. xii. 3 Plates.
Professor Forbes was a native of the Isle of Man, and one whom the Island was justly proud of. In the preface he states that he had been " induced for some time back to collect materials for the Natural History of that Island, both its Fauna and its Flora. These I propose publishing in the form of catalogues, and commenáe with the Mollusca, that class being first completed." I am not aware that he continued these catalogues. He was interred in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, and on a granite obelisk is the following inscription :
BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1815,
DIED NOVEMBER 18, 1854.
Professor Forbes wrote a Catalogue of Manx Shells, containing 196 names, and of Manx Plants 383, with lists of Crustacea, Radiata, etc. Also Notes on the Geology, etc., of the Island, which were never published.
He was the author of the following relating to the Isle of Man :
" On some Manx Traditions." Published in the Mirror, 1831-32.
" On a Pleistocene Tract in the Isle of Man." Published in Brit. Ass. Rep. Soc., p. 104. 1840.
" List of Pleistocene Fossils from the Isle of Man." Published in Quart. Jour. Geol. Soc., ii. p. 346.
" Notes on the Flora of the Isle of Man." In Cummings " Isle of Man." 1848.
" On the Natural History of the Isle of Man." In the later editions of " Quiggins Guide." 1842, etc.
There were also published, in a small 8vo. volume, London, 1855, with a portrait, his literary papers, selected from The Literary Gazette. His published works consist chiefly of scattered memoirs, and in the " Bibliographia " of Agassiz and Strickland, are 89 in number.
The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, etc. By Caroline A. Halstead. London : Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill. 1839. Octavo. With a portrait. The Island is casually mentioned at pp. 109, 155, and 219. Another edition was published in 1845.
Island Minstrelsy ; comprising Old King Death, and other poems. By Esther Nelson.
" What is writ, is writ:
Would it were worthier I But"
" I leave the summer rose,
For younger blyther brows;
Tell me of change and death!"
London : G. B. Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane ; W. Grapel, Liverpool. MDCCCXXXIX. Small octavo, pp. 232.
Miss Nelson was the daughter of the Rev. J. Nelson, Rector of Bride. Miscellaneous Poems, several of which illustrate Traditions and Legends of the Isle.
Octavia Elphinstone : A Manx Story. By Miss Anne Tallant. In two volumes. London : Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street. 1839. 12mo.
The History of the Noble House of Stanley from the Conquest to the present time (with considerable additions), containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of that Illustrious House, to which is added a Description of the Isle of Man. Manchester : published and sold by Wm. Willis, at his Wholesale Warehouse, Hanging Ditch and Old Church Yard. 1840. Small octavo. Pp. 320.
The Egerton Papers, a collection of Public and Private Documents, chiefly illustrative of the times of Elizabeth and James I., from the original manuscripts, the property of the Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton, M.P., President of the Camden Society. Edited by J. Payne Collier, Esq., F.S.A. London ; printed for the Camden Society by John Bowyer, Nichols, and Son, Parliament Street. MDCCCXL. Quarto. Pp. 509.
Pp. 133-34, Lordship of the Isle of Man. Copy of a Pardon granted by Henry, Earl of Derby, to Robert Mark Neven, a felon. Dated at Latham, February 1589.
Pp. 281-82. Isle of Man. Letter from Chief-Justice Popham to Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper, respecting the dispute between William, Earl of Derby, and his three nieces, daughters of Ferdinando, late Earl of Derby.
Common Prayer, translated into Manks. 12mo.
The Prayer for the Lord and Lady and House of Keys is not in this edition.
Jeffersons Guide to the Isle of Man, with Directory, Map, and Plates.
Total Abstinence from Intoxicating Liquors on Christian principles, an Antidote of Moral Evil, and a means for the promotion of good. A Sermon addressed to the Congregation of the Mariners Church, Douglas, on Sunday, March 1st, 1840. By Rev. H. J. Stevenson, M.A., Chaplain. Douglas : published by R. Fargher and Co. 1840. Small octavo. Pp. 23.
Etchings of the Runic Monuments in the Isle of Man, with Remarks. By William Kinnebrook.
" See the lines graven round it, all are Runic,
Mystic inscriptions, full of wizard power
To ward off ill."
London : Longman and Co., Paternoster Row. MDCCCXLI. Octavo. Pp. 14. Contains 26 plates of etchings.
Dedicated " To the President and Members of the Royal Antiquarian Society." Fifty copies printed. This work has become very scarce.
The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man; carefully copied from and compared with the original Records from the earliest date to the year 1841 : with a copious Index. Douglas : printed and published by J. Quiggin, Custom House Quay. 1841. Octavo, pp. 113 to 140, and Index.
This is a continuation of the " Statute Laws " by J. M. Jeffcott, Esq., published in 1837.
The Church the Spouse of Christ : A Sermon preached in St. Stephens Chapel, Sulby, on Sunday June 20 ; in St. Patricks Church, on Sunday June 27th ; and in the Mariners Church, Douglas, on Sunday July 4th, 1841: after which Collections were made in aid of the Funds of the Isle of Man Diocesan Association. By the Rev. H. J. Stevenson, M.A., Examining Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Worcester, to whom (by permission) it is dedicated. London : J. G. F. and J. Rivington ; Hatchard and Son; Hamilton, Adams, and Co. Isle of Man : printed by R. Fargher ; sold by G. Jefferson, J. Quiggin, W. Dillon, and J. R. Wallace. 1841. Octavo. Pp. 23.
First Letter to Sir Robert Peel, Bart., on the present Code of Manx Law, and the effects of the Administration of it on the Welfare and Happiness of the different Classes of the Community ; containing the result of five years close personal observation of the Practical Working of the existing Law. By Lawrence Adamson, an Attorney of the Court of Queens Bench, at Westminster, and a Solicitor and Master Extraordinary in the English High Court of Chancery. London : Longman and Co., Paternoster Row ; Penrice and Wallace, and W. Dillon, Douglas, Isle of Man. MDCCCXLI. Octavo. Pp. 16. Dated Douglas, August 1841.
Eight Views of the New Churches and Chapels in the Isle of Man, on Zinc, by Edward De la Motte, from Sketches by Captain Wallace. Douglas : published by W. Dillon; sold also by Pitt and Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, London. Price Seven Shillings. India Proofs, Ten Shillings. Oblong Folio.
" Published at the Request of the Bishop of Lichfield, lately of Sodor and Man, as a Memorial of the great exertions of the late Bishop Ward, his predecessor in the latter See."
Freedom ! Righteousness ! ! and Law ! ! ! versus Manx Injustice, Oppression, and Tyranny : in three letters on the Functions and Liberty of the Press ; Manx Advocates, Judges, and Juries ; and the Liberty of the Subject in the Isle of Man. By an Englishman. Isle of Man. Sold by Robert Fargher. 1841. 12mo. Pp. 16.
[FPC: the author was F.R.Lees]
Temperance Advocate. Commenced January 1st. Published by Lees and Robinson, 1st of each Month.
A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord John Russell, Her Majestys Secretary of State for the Home Department, on the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. By Sir William Hillary, Bart. Author of " An Appeal to the British Nation on the Formation of a National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck ;" " The Naval Ascendancy of Britain," etc. Douglas : printed by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1842. Octavo. Pp. 11.
The Letter is dated, Fort Anne, Isle of Man, 1st Nov. 1838.
Great Central Harbour of Refuge for the Irish Sea, in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, by means of Floating Breakwaters. Proceedings of a Public Meeting at the Court House, Douglas, January 18th, 1842. Sir William Hillary, Bart., Chairman. Douglas : printed by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1842. Octavo. Pp. 19.
At the end is a woodcut, " View of a Refuge Harbour protected by Captain Taylors Floating Breakwaters."
The National Importance of a Great Central Harbour of Refuge for the Irish Sea, proposed to be constructed at Douglas Bay, Isle of Man. By Sir William Hillary, Bart., author of " An Appeal to the British Nation, on the For-mation of a National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck ; " " The Naval Ascendancy of Britain," etc. Fourth Edition. Douglas : printed by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1842. Octavo. Pp. 23.
The Introduction to this Edition is dated " 4th March 1842."
This Edition was published at the request of the " Directors of the National Floating Breakwater and Refuge Harbour Institution," on Captain Taylors Plans.
A Letter to the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann, on the present state of the Law of Real and Personal Property in the Isle of Man, as compared with that of England. By Lawrence Adamson, an Attorney of Her Majestys Court of Queens Bench at Westminster, and a Solicitor and Master Extraordinary in the English High Court of Chancery, London : Longman and Co. ; Grapel, Liverpool ; Gibson, Whitehaven ; Dillon, Quiggin, Jefferson, and Cannell, Douglas. 1842. Octavo. Pp. 56.
The Book of Common Prayer in Manx. London : 1842.
Charge delivered to the Convocation held at Bishops Court, on Thursday, May 19th, 1842. By Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of Sodor and Man. Douglas, Isle of Man : printed at the Manx Sun Office, North Quay. 1842. Octavo. Pp. 15. Not printed for sale.
Quiggins Illustrated Guide and Visitors Companion through the Isle of Man ; with a Directory for Douglas. 2d Edition. 5th Thousand. Douglas : printed and published by J. Quiggin, Custom House Quay, 1842. Small octavo. Pp. 130. Map of the Island and Thirty-three Engravings.
" This edition is enriched by an Account of the Natural History of the Island, by Edward Forbes junr., Esq., and by many interesting Particulars furnished by the Rev. C. Radcliffe."Preface.
An edition was published in 1840 and 1858.
A new Historical, Topographical, and Parochial Guide to the Isle of Man. By James Brotherston Laughton, B.A. Douglas : published by William Dillon. London : Messrs. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., etc. etc. 1842. 18mo. Pp. 184.
A Map, View of Douglas, and several Woodcuts. On the title is a long extract from Sir Thomas Malory.
Editions in 1845 and 1847.
Dr. Bookwell, or the Anglo-Catholic Family. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. 1842. 3 vols. 12mo.
A Novel : portions of the scene of which are laid in the Isle of Man.
The Mona Melodist. A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes suited to all the Variations of Metrical Psalmody, for Congregational or Family Worship, newly harmonised for Four Voices, with an accompaniment for the Organ or Pianoforte : Dedicated, by permission, to the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, by Isaac Dale. Douglas, Isle of Man: printed and published by J. Quiggin, North Quay. Folio.
It was published in two parts. One of the tunes, No. 36, is by the Rev. R. Brown, Vicar of Braddan, which is considered most sublime. Another is by Mr. Cretney, son of old James Cretney of Douglas.
The Manxman. Commenced in January. Published by W. Walls. Continued eleven months.
Charge delivered to the Convocation held at Bishops Court on Thursday, June 8th, 1843. By Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of Sodor and Man. Douglas : printed by Robert Fargher,Monas Herald Office. 1843. Octctvo. Pp. 36. Not printed for sale.
An Appendix on the method of preparing Catechumens for Examination.
Pigot and Slaters Directory and Topography of the Isle of Man. Manchester, 1843. Royal octavo. Pp. 26. With a Map of the Island.
Appended to their Directory of Liverpool.
On the Pleistocene Formation of the North of the Island. Published hi the 4th vol. of the 2d series of the Proceedings of the Geological Society. Read November 2d, 1843.
Memoirs of Mr. F. P. P. Geneste.
"Purpureus veluti cum filus succisus aratro
Languescit moriens. " Virg.
By the Rev. Hugh Stowell. Douglas, Isle of Man : published and sold by Wm. Cannell, at his cheap book establishment, Duke St. and Parliament St., Ramsey. 1843. 24nw. Pp. 139.
King Williams College Magazine ; or Literary Miscellany. A monthly Periodical, price 6d. The first Number on Saturday, 16th September. W. Cannell, publisher, Douglas.
Douglas House of Industry, opened February 1838. Fifth Annual Report, for the year ending October 5th, 1843, with the Audited Account, List of Inmates and Out-Pensioners, Donors, and Subscribers. Douglas : printed for the Committee by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. Octavo. Pp. 12.
The Sixth Report was also published this year, 1844.
Charge delivered to the Convocation, held at Bishops Court, On Thursday, July 11th, 1844. By Thomas Vowler Short; Bishop of Sodor and Man. Douglas : printed by William Dillon, Duke Street. 1844. Octctvo. Pp. 39. Not printed for sale.
An Appendix on the Management of Sunday Schools. Addressed to the Rev. Thomas Howard.
The Constitution of the House of Keys ; and the Inexpediency and Danger of Changing it : in Two Letters. By J. C. Bluett, Advocate. Douglas : printed by P. Curphey & Co., Manx Sun Office. 1844. 12mo. Two Pamphlets.
Letter first, pp. 35. Letter second, pp. 35. Addressed " To the Inhabitants of the Isle of Mann, whether Native or Otherwise."
The Manks Farmers Magazine and Monthly Historical News-paper. Edited by S. S. Rogers, Esq., A.B. No. 1, Douglas, 8th April 1844. Printed by Wm. Dillon, Duke Street,
Douglas, Isle of Man. Quarto, 16 pp. each number. (Price Sixpence.)
Observations on the proposed Changes in the Fiscal and Navigation Laws of the Isle of Man : Addressed to the Delegates from that Island to His Majestys Government, in the year 1837. By Sir William Hillary, Baronet, Chair-man of the Meetings. Third Edition. Douglas : printed by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1844. Octavo. Pp. 20.
Dated " Fort Anne, April 1837." Contains additional matter from pp. 15 to 20, to that of the first Edition.
Memorial addressed to the Lieutenant-Governor, the Members of the Council and Keys of the Isle of Man. Douglas: printed by Robert Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1844. Octavo. Pp. 7.
Adopted at a Meeting held in Douglas on the 11th April 1844. Sir William Hillary, Bart., Chairman. To revise the Fiscal and Navigation Laws.
The Fifth Annual Report of the Isle of Mann Diocesan Association. August 1844. Douglas : Robert H. Johnson, printer, 2 Great Nelson Street. 1844. Octavo. Pp. 8.
This Association was established July 16th, 1839.
The Subscriptions for the current year are £252 : 19 : 6.
A Light to Lighten the Gentiles. Printed at the Millennial Office, Ballasalla'. 1844. Small Octavo. Pp. 8.
Numbers of Pamphlets and Broadsides, under this and other titles, appeared in this and following years from the same press, under the signature of E. C., or Mary Turnbull, an enthusiast.
Monas Isle and other Poems. By William Kennish, R.N. Author of " A Method for Concentrating the Fire of a Broadside of a Ship of War," etc. etc.
" Alas ! Im but a nameless wight,
Trod i th mire clean out o sight."
London : J. Bradley, 78 Great Tichfield Street, St. Mary-le-bone ; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1844. 12mo. Pp. 166.
Many curious customs connected with this Island are mentioned in these Poems. The Author " is a native of the Isle of Man, where he passed his early years as a plough-boy, and at the age of twenty-two years he entered the British Navy as a common seaman."Preface.
He died 19th March 1862, in New York, aged 63.
Sketches in the Isle of Man. By Robert James Kelly.
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead,.
Who never to himself hath said
This is my own, my native land!"
Douglas : printed by P. Curphey, Manx Sun Office; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers Hall Court, London. 1844. Octavo. Pp. 124.
Dedicated to Edward Moore Gawne, Esq., of Kentraugh.
Tracts relating to Military Proceedings in Lancashire during the Great Civil War, commencing with the Removal, by Parliament, of James Lord Strange, afterwards Earl of Derby, from his Lieutenancy of Lancashire, and terminating with his Execution at Bolton. Edited and illustrated from contemporary documents, by George Ormerod, D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A., F.G.S., of Tyldesley and Sedbury, Author of the History of Cheshire. Printed for the Chetham Society. MDCCCXLIV. Quarto. Pp. xxxii. and 371. Chetham Society, vol. ii.
Many interesting matters connected with the Derby Family and the Isle of Man are mentioned in these Tracts.
Chap. xiii. pp. 280-285, Lord Derbys proceedings in Man, 1643-1651.
British Archaeological Association Journal, December 1844.
Mr. Way communicated drawings of several sculptured crosses in the Isle of Man, the shaft of one of these monuments standing in Braddan Churchyard. Engraved in the Arch. Journal, p. 75.
Third Annual Report of the Isle of Man Agricultural Association, formed 13th March 1841. Price to non-subscribers, sixpence. Douglas : printed by William Dillon, Duke Street. 1844. Octavo. Pp. 8. With the Rules and Regulations.
The National Reformer. Commenced November 16th. Published by Jas. B. OBrien.
Oddfellows Chronicle. Commenced October 25th. Published by Company of Oddfellows, 15th of every month.
Charge delivered to the Convocation, held at Bishops Court, on Thursday, May 15th, 1845. By Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of Sodor and Man. Douglas : printed by Peter Curphey, North Quay. 1845. Octavo. Pp. 24.
Strictures on the Charge of the Bishop of Sodor and Mann, delivered to his Clergy at Bishops Court, July 11th, 1844. By Samuel Haining. Douglas : printed and published by M. A. Quiggin, 52 North Quay ; and sold by the Booksellers. MDCCCXLV. Small octavo. Pp. 24.
The Touchstone ; or, a Review of J. C. Bluetts Two Letters in defence of The House of Keys ; with important extracts from the Reply of Counsel, and Correspondence, In Re Miss Ritchie v. Bluett, before the House of Keys, on the 26th and 27th Feby. 1823. By John Duggan, Author of " An Appeal to Manxmen," and " The Last Appeal to Manxmen."
" Thrice is he armd that bath his quarrel just,
And he but naked, though lockd up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted."
Second Part of King Henry VI.
Douglas : printed by Penrice and Wallace, Liberal Office. 1845. Octavo. Pp. 47.
Dedicated to " Wm. Kelly, Chairman ; S. S. Rogers, Secretary ; and all the Members of the Reform Association."
The Author should have followed what he so much admires in Mr. Bluetts letters, "the avoidance of all personality and low abuse." The matter of Miss Ritchie has nothing whatever to do with the " Constitution of the House of Keys." The two pages at the end would have been much better left out of his " Touchstone."
The Peoples Case. An Answer to the Letters of J. C. Bluett, Advocate, on the Constitution of the House of Keys. By Lawrence Adamson, an Attorney of Her Majestys Court of Queens Bench at Westminster, a Solicitor and Master Extraordinary of the English High Court of Chancery, and a Student of Manx Law.
" Mannagh vow cliaghtey cliaghtey, nee ciaghtey coe."
Douglas : printed at the Monas Herald Office, by Robert Fargher. Octavo. Pp. 59. Dated at the end " Douglas, 1845."
Truth Seeker. Commenced January 15, and published by Lees and Robinson, on the 15th of every month.
An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man, from the earliest times to the present date ; with a View of its Ancient Laws, Peculiar Customs, and Popular Superstitions. By Joseph Train, F.S.A. Scot. In two volumes. Douglas, Isle of Man : printed and published by Mary A. Quiggin, North Quay. London : Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers Hall Court. Liverpool: Chegwin and Hall, and G Philip. Glasgow : J. Lumsden and Son. MDCCCXLV. Octavo. Vol. I. Introduction and Contents, pp. xxii. Memoir of the Author, pp. 29. History, pp. 401. VoL II. Contents, pp. v. History, pp. 388.
There are two maps, with several engravings and wood-cuts.
Mr. Train was the correspondent of Sir Walter Scott, furnishing him with many anecdotes and hints for his Novels.
His History is a work of great research, abounding with curious and valuable references.
Standing Orders of the Court of Tynwald with regard to Railway Bills. 1845. Douglas : printed by P. Curphey, Manx Sun Office, No. 6 North Quay. 1845. Quarto. Pp. 12.
A Letter to the Members of the Manx Legislature on the subject of the Petitions praying for the enactment of a Law to reduce the number of Public Houses, and to close them on the Sabbath. Douglas : printed for the Committee of the Isle of Man Temperance Association, by Penrice and Wallace, Liberal Office, Parade. 1845. Octavo. Pp. 17.
Church Chronicle. Commenced April 24th. Published by Wm. Dillon, every Thursday.
The Isle of Man : a Satire. Canto I. By . Douglas: printed by Penrice and Wallace, Liberal Office. 1845. Octavo. Pp. 19.
On the title is a long quotation from Lord Byron.
The Hero does not arrive in the island until the end of the canto, and the author there gives a synopsis of what is to be in canto ii., and concludes thus
" But O ye Public ! buy, and dont forsake me,
Or may the devil roast, and boil, and bake ye."
I am not aware that any more was published.
Proceedings of a Public Meeting held at the Court-House, Douglas, March 18th, 1845, for the purpose of petitioning Her Majestys Government to construct a Great Central Harbour of Refuge in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man. Sir Will. Hillary, Bart., in the chair. Douglas : printed by R. Fargher, Monas Herald Office. 1845. Octavo. Pp. 15.
Contains a Copy of the Memorial.
Genuine and Curious Memoirs of the famous Captain Thurot, etc. This is edited from the edition of 1760, by T. Crofton Croker, Esq., and printed by the Percy Society in this year, as Part I. of his "Popular Songs, illustrative of the French Invasions of Ireland." Post octavo. Pp. 44.
A Memoir of Thurot, with the various Ballads in Manx and English, will be found in the Second Series of " Mona Miscellany," Manx Society, vol xxi. 1873.
Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales, the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with Atlas and Maps. By S. Lewis. 7 vols. quarto. London : 1845-48.
A Compilation from numerous Authors, and many have just cause to remember the manner in which this work was forced upon them. The first edition appeared 1831-33, in 4 vols. quarto. Published by subscription.
An Authentic List of Vessels wrecked on the Coast of the Isle of Man, from the year 1822 to 1845, both inclusive.
By Robert Kelly, Esquire, Advocate and Notary Public.
Prepared by direction of the Commissioners of Harbours. Douglas : printed by P. Curphey, Manx Sun Office, North Quay, 1845. Royal octavo. Pp. 8.
Total supposed loss of vessels and cargoes, £258,365; total number of lives lost 172.
Peveril of the Peak. By Sir Walter Scott, Bart. With, all his Illustrations and Notes. Edinburgh : Robert Cadell, St. Andrew Square. 1845. Royal octavo.
This is one of the numerous editions of this novel, the chief incidents of which are connected with the Isle of Man, particularly those matters relative to the now venerable ruins of Peel Castle and William Christian (Illiam Dhône).
The pamphlet attributed to Colonel Wilks, but written by Mr. Marsden, " Notices of Edward and William Christian," is printed in the Appendix to the Introduction, as well as a translation of the Lament over " Fair-haired William."
Joseph Train, author of the " Historical Account of the Isle of Man," is said to have supplied Sir Walter Scott with many interesting facts connected with this celebrated novel.