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KNEEN, J[ohn] J[oseph]. The personal names of the isle of man.

Oxford. Oxford University Press, 1937. First edition.
8vo. lx, 295pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Single inked numeral to contents page, else internally immaculate.
The first edition of Manx linguist John Joseph Kneen's (1873-1938) authoritative etymological catalogue of the Christian names and surnames of the Isle of Man 'from the earliest recorded personal names on the Ogam and Runic monuments, down to those contained in the parochial registers and other sources, to the year 1830, about which time there is a great influx of surnames from the surrounding countries'.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21239