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- Farley, Edward
- Imprisonment for Debt Unconstitutional and Oppressive, Proved from the Fundamental Principles of the British Constitution, and the Rights of Nature. ESTC T37076
- Printed for the Author. And Sold by T. Hookham [etc.], London, 1788.
- First (and most extensive) edition of a work central to the burgeoning movement to abolish imprisonment for debt, widely read, contending that the lawyers "have done more harm to this country than the plague, the pestilence, or the sword of tyrants"
- Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked, ex-Wadsworth Library with its bookplate and circular blind stamp, very clean; the Taussig copy
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- bankruptcy, prisons, legal reform, Imprisonment for Debt
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