Publisher: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; Goldsmiths'- Kress 21406.4.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; early ink stains on one page; frontis offset to the title-page; binder's blanks browning; very good copy.
Book ID: 28302
Description8vo, 19th century half tree calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, orange leather spine label, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g. Frontispiece, folding map and three plates (the latter which are not called for). Bound without the half-title.
CommentsA comprehensive work on the Isle of Man, its topography, history, mythology, archeology, ruins, commerce, agriculture, rents, salaries for servants (£5-£7 per annum, depending on experience) and the cost of port and wine. Mrs. Bullock finishes her extensive treatise with a farewell to her Manx friends and in a roundabout way explains that she can no longer afford to live there. This was the only recorded work by Hannah Ann Bullock, apparently written to help relieve financial difficulties which she and her husband had moved to the Isle of Man to escape, but evidently could not. The three additional plates, probably inserted at the time of the rebinding, are views of ruins on the Isle of Man from Francis Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales (1787). Ink stamp of the Accrington Public Library on the verso of the title-page.