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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The History of the Poor Laws: With Observations
Publisher:   Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for A. Millar, London,
             1764.
Description: Only edition of the principal early work on the poor laws,
             valuable for its history, its proposed reforms, and (in
             Holdsworth's words) its "exceptionally competent" vetting of
             earlier reform proposals, including those of Hale and Fielding
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, title a bit dusty, some
             browning and foxing, primarily to the beginning and end of the
             copy, else quite sound
Book No.:    W-70893                Price: $     375.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII
             [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description: A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of
             England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of
             Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:   Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern
             1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78761                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished,
             else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James
             Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:    W-78040                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Title:       Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of
             Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States.
             Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and
             Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:   Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn,
             underlining and notations in red ink on some pages, a sound copy
             only; 52 pages
Book No.:    W-91834                Price: $      35.00
Category:    poor law
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Title:       Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of
             Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States.
             Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and
             Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:   Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn,
             underlining and notations in black ink on some pages, a sound copy
             only; 52 pages
Book No.:    W-91835                Price: $      35.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines
             darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean
             working set
Book No.:    W-79004                Price: $     225.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Glover, George
Title:       Observations on the Present State of Pauperism in England,
             Particularly As It Affects the Morals and Character of the
             Labouring Poor: In a Letter to T.W. Coke, Esq., M.P. One of the
             Committee on the Poor Laws
Publisher:   Printed for Ridgways, Piccadilly, London, 1817.
Description: Only separate edition of Glover's public letter addressed to
             Thomas William Coke, the "'Coke of Holkham' of the Agrarian
             Revolution" (and descendant of Sir Edward Coke) proposing inter
             alia a return to the land to remedy the distress of the poor
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the last two leaves a bit stained and
             somewhat marked, else a good copy, 42 pages; with the half title
             and acknowledgement leaf
Book No.:    W-76473                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law
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Title:       Conference Proceedings. National Conference On Law and Poverty
             Proceedings. Under the co-sponsorship of Honorable Nicholas deB.
             Katzenbach, Attorney General of the United States, and Honorable
             Sargent Shriver, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
Publisher:   U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1966.
Description: With separate panels on "The Legal Needs of the Poor," "The
             Organization of Legal Services for the Poor," "Legal Services for
             the Rural Poor," "The Problems Posed for the Legal Profession" and
             a closing speech by Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Condition:   Original sewn stapled wraps, spine sunned else a very good copy;
             xvi, 200 pages
Book No.:    W-91869                Price: $      50.00
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Author:      Spencer, Thomas
Title:       The Successful Application of the New Poor Law to the Parish of
             Hinton Charterhouse.  Containing: 1. The Aspect of Pauperism Prior
             to the Passing of the New Poor Law. 2. The Removal of Abuses . . .
             3. Some of the Causes of the Outcry Against the New Poor Law
Publisher:   James Ridgway and Son, Piccadilly, London, 1836.
Description: One of several tracts written by the uncle of Herbert Spencer,
             singled out by the Webbs as those "which we may mention
             especially" in support of the New Poor Law, replacing and
             fundamentally altering the Elizabethan statute enacted in 1601
Condition:   Modern boards, paper label, light foxing and browning, else a good
             copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-76884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for
             Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of
             the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with
             proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description: Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing
             on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his
             'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and
             presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers
             and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78811                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
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Title:       Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe [through] Anno xliii Reginae
             Elizabethae [1559-1601]. S.T.C. 9461.5; 9463.5; 9469.5; 9471.6;
             9478.5; 9482; 9484.5; 9485; 9487; 9487.9; 9491; 9494.3; 9495.
             Thirteen Volumes. Small Folio
Publisher:   Imprints vary, London, 1563-1601.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of all thirteen
             Elizabethan parliaments, encompassing much of fundamental and
             longlasting importance, including the Act of Supremacy, the
             foundation of the poor law and the law against witchcraft, inter
             alia
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, occasional light staining and browning, else
             well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78839                Price: $   15000.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Ginger, Ann Fagan (ed.)
Title:       Human Rights Casefinder 1953-1969, The Warren Court Era, Citations
             to Federal, State, and Unreported Opinions on: Civil Liberties,
             Due Process, Civil Rights, Law of the Poor
Publisher:   Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Library, Berkeley, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original oversized printed wraps, the front wrap marked and dusty,
             else a good copy; 281 pages
Book No.:    W-74565                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Supreme Court, civil rights, poor law, constitutional law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three
             Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter
             to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their
             Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:   Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description: Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity,
             including the "most considered summary of his later religious
             ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public
             trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:   b7811mporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else
             quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78111                Price: $     850.00
Category:    poor law, Religion
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Title:       Report of Trial in the Action of Damages for Crim. Con. Poor
             Alexander Bell, Teacher, Dundee, versus William Murray, Now or
             Lately Rector of the Dundee Academy . . . Containing a Discussion
             upon the Law of Intercepted Correspondence
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh?], 1834.
Description: A trial ingeniously hinging on the admissibility of a letter said
             to have been sent by the wife to her alleged paramour, never
             received by him, showing clearly the judicial disabilities
             frequently suffered by women in cases involving sexual issues
Condition:   Modern canvas backed marbled boards, ex-library?, sound; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-64090                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials, SCOTLAND, Evidence
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil
             Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.],
             London, 1779.
Description: The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by
             Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of
             Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though
             not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-66012                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1547?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil
             notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78518                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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Author:      Burrow, James
Title:       A Series of the Decisions of the Court of King's Bench upon
             Settlement-Cases; from The Death of Lord Raymond in March 1732 . .
             . including Lord Chief Justice Ryder's Time and the first Twelve
             Years of Lord Mansfield's. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for J. Worrall and B. Tovey, near Lincoln's Inn, London,
             1768.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary reverse calf, worn, joints cracking, yet a fresh set
Book No.:    W-65417                Price: $     450.00
Category:    poor law, justices of peace, reports of cases
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Author:      Marriott, James
Title:       The Rights and Privileges of Both the Universities and of the
             University of Cambridge in Particular Defended, In a Charge to the
             Grand Jury [at Cambridge] Also An Argument in the Case of the
             Colleges of Christ and Emanuel
Publisher:   Printed by J. Archdeacon, Printer to the University [etc.],
             Cambridge, 1769.
Description:
Condition:   Original stitched self wraps, the title and last leaf quite dusty,
             disbound, else usable; 36 pages
Book No.:    W-74255                Price: $     150.00
Category:    poor law, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Nolan, Michael
Title:       A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.
             The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London,
             1808.
Description: The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in
             Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the
             subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of
             the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of
             Elizabeth I
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of
             volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good
             set
Book No.:    W-76943                Price: $     750.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Bruce, Isabel Campbell and Edith Eickhoff
Title:       The Michigan Poor Law, Its Development and Administration with
             Special Reference to State Provision for Medical Care of the
             Indigent. Edited with an Introductory Note and Selected Court
             Decisions by Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
Publisher:   University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1936.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the ownership
             signature of Ruth E. Hyde dated 1936; Social Service Monographs,
             Number Twenty-three
Book No.:    W-77936                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, medicine, Michigan
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Author:      Hamilton, F.A.P.
Title:       The Law Relating to Charities in Ireland: With Forms, Precedents,
             and the Statutes Connected Therewith. Second Edition, Revised and
             Enlarged
Publisher:   E. Ponsonby, 116, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1881.
Description: The principal work of Pollock, King's Inn barrister (and grandson
             of Chief Baron Pollock), and the received edition of the first
             comprehensive treatise on the Irish law of charities, bringing
             together (and analyzing) the Acts of 1844, 1867, and 1871
Condition:   Original brown cloth, gilt, quite worn and somewhat stained, a
             number of annotations, some substantive (including two inserted
             leaves); sound
Book No.:    W-74612                Price: $     125.00
Category:    poor law, IRELAND
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Title:       Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better
             Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and
             Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the
             reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally
             elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of
             local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the
             individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit
             close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy
             [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:    W-78978                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The Complete Parish-Officer; Containing The Authority and Duty of
             High Constables, Petty Constables [Churchwardens, Overseers of the
             Poor and Surveyors], To which is added the Office of Constables,
             written by Sir Francis Bacon. The Twelfth Edition [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [and two others] [etc.],
             London, 1750.
Description: A rare edition of one of Jacob's earliest works and conceivably
             his most popular, reaching a 16th edition by 1772, with Bacon's
             tract on constables appended, this the only work other than
             Bacon's own to contain it; one copy in ESTC, none in COPAC
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77241                Price: $     850.00
Category:    poor law, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Ruggles, Thomas
Title:       The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws
             Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq.
             F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties
             of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1793-94.
Description: First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple
             bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the
             debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his
             ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing
             in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78662                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Warwick, Robert E.
Title:       The Poor Laws, As They Are, and As They Ought to Be. Evidence
             Given before the Select Committee of the House of Commons
             Appointed to Inquire into the Administration and Operation of the
             Laws for the Relief of the Poor [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by George Rymer, 7, Gloucester Terrace, New Road [etc.],
             London, 1861.
Description: Warwick's testimony as one of two Vice-Chairmen of the City of
             London Union, ordered to be printed by the House of Commons; a
             rare work, one copy in OCLC in this country
Condition:   Original stabbed self-wraps, ex-library, else a good copy; 32
             pages
Book No.:    W-91712                Price: $      85.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . .
             shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by
             common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:   Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen
             which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement
             and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing
             between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine
             just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79081                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men,
             Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other
             lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of
             Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:   Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.],
             London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many
             efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important
             part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on
             prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original
             flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79085                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
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Author:      Herne, John
Title:       The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap.
             4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and
             prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents,
             Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law,
             examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor
             law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have
             the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just
             chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the
             Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:    W-79114                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    charities, poor law
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