Cases Concerning the Poor [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 Reign. Most of Them Adjudged in the Time, When Lord Parker Sat Chief Justice There. 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. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1732. [xxiv], 326,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, light soiling to margins in a few places, faint later library stamp and light soiling to title page. A handsome copy. $450. * Third 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 fourth and final edition in 1742. English Short-Title Catalogue T97038.
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