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The Place-Names of the Isle of Man.
KNEEN, John Joseph.

The Place-Names of the Isle of Man....

With their Origin & History.

Availability: In stock

Published: Douglas, Isle of Man Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh (The Many Society), 1925-9

Stock Code: 99762

£500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First editions. Wonderful set of this uncommon work of toponymy by the pioneering Manx nationalist, scholar, poet and playwright. It was described by William Cubbon, Manx bibliographer, founder member of the Manx Language Society, secretary and librarian to the Manx Museum, and a driving force behind the Manx National Archive, as representing, "an amazing amount of intensive research The introductory matter is lucidly written, and his explanations of the meanings of the names are not without a certain romantic interest, and in all cases they bear the stamp of authority". Kneen was awarded an honorary MA by Liverpool University in recognition of work on Manx culture, and in 1933, on the recommendation of Professor Carl Marstrander, the Norwegian expert on Irish Gaelic, who had made recordings of the last surviving Manx speakers, King Haakon of Norway conferred on Kneen the Knighthood of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olaf.

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Description

Six volumes, octavo. Original mottled tan yapp-edged card wraps.

Illustrations

17 folding maps, portrait.

Condition

Wraps inevitably a little crumpled and split at the edges, but very few chips, and overall a very good set, superbly preserved, unopened.

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