Cases Concerning the Poor, 1727-1742 [Poor Laws]. [Great Britain]. Cases and Resolutions of Cases, Adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench. Concerning Settlements and Removals, From the First Year of King George I. To the Present Time. Corrected, With Additions, And an Appendix; Being a Collection of the Like Cases, Adjudged when Sir John Holt, Knt. Was Chief Justice: To Which is Added an Abstract of the Statutes Concerning Provision for the Poor; And also Those Relating to Vagrants. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1742. [xxiv], 417,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, hinges mended, recent repair to upper corner of front free endpaper. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, minor worming to upper corners of front pastedown and text block. A handsome copy. $450. * Fourth and final edition. Rich in sociological detail, and with a useful index, this book collects cases from 1727-1742 concerning the poor. Several cases concern orphans and children born out of wedlock. The first two editions were published in 1729, the third edition in 1732. English Short-Title Catalogue T97043.
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