Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.
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- Burn, Richard
- The History of the Poor Laws: With Observations
- Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for A. Millar, London, 1764.
- 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
- 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.:
- $ 375.00
- poor law, legal reform
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