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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
Author:
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
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
 
Author:
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
 
Author:
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
 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Author:
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Author:
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
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
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
 
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
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
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
 
Author:
Title:
Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description:
The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586 famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:
Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79135
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
poor law
 
Author:
Shaw, Joseph
Title:
Parish Law: or, a Guide to Justices of the Peace, Ministers, Church-wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Constables, Surveyors of the Highways, Vestry-Clerks, and all Others concerned in Parish Business [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others], London, 1739.
Description:
A work which became the standard, described by Holdsworth as "useful and clearly written" and appearing as late as 1881, unusually combining both ecclesiastical and common law, due to the Church's role in the parish
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, joints just cracking (but firm), label partly chipped away, some staining, yet mainly a clean quite usable copy
Book No.:
W-79203
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion, poor law

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