A Short Treatise of the Isle of Man
Divided into six chapters.
This volume reprints the classic work originally published in 1656 with the introduction and comprehensive notes of Rev. J. G. Cummings added in the version reprinted by Thee Manx Society in 1864. It is regarded as the oldest written history of the Isle of Man. It oﬀered readers then, as it still does now, a unique view of Island life covering the history, customs and folklore of the inhabitants, a look at the government, laws and trade and many of the things which still make the Isle of Man unique today.
James Chaloner was one of the commissioners under Lord Fairfax for settling the aﬀairs of the Isle of Man in 1652, and afterwards he was Governor of the Island between 1658 and 1660.