Clandestine Marriage, Prisons and Economic Matters [Lind, Charles]. Essays on Several Subjects: Viz. I. On the Late Act to Prevent Clandestine Marriages. II. On the Guilt and Danger of Contracting Debts. III. On a Prison. IV. On the Price of Provisions. London: Printed for the Author; And Sold by J. and F. Rivington, 1769. [ii], x, 156 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, gilt tooling to board edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, front joint starting at ends, front hinge reinforced, rear board just beginning to separate (but quite secure; split in hinge not obvious when book is closed). Light toning to text, light foxing in places, early repair to upper corner of final leaf (pp. 155-156), a few missing letters and words replaced by hand. A handsome copy of a very scarce title. $750. * Only edition. This essay collection addresses several topics of interest to the learned English public of the mid-eighteenth century. Two of these address legal matters relating to marriage and prison, the others address economic issues. Some early sources attribute the authorship to James Lind [1716-1794], the important Scottish physician and epidemiologist. OCLC locates 9 copies, 4 in North America (Library Company of Philadelphia, NY Public Library, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota). Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 10591. English Short-Title Catalogue T71425.
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