An Account of the Past and Present State of the Isle of Man: Including a Topographical Description; a Sketch of Its Mineralogy; an Outline of Its Laws, with the Privileges Enjoyed by Strangers; and a History of the Island

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R. Baldwin, 1811 - Isle of Man - 365 pages
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