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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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