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, , 8 pp. Includes an 8-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Later quarter sheep over cloth, red and black lettering piece sand paper library shelf label to spine, embossed library name and security tag to front board, endpapers added, library stamps to edges, endleaves, title page and a few other leaves. Moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, a few small chips to lettering pieces, hinges cracked. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, early owner signature ("Edw Hart") and brief annotation to title page. $250. * 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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