Poverty, Vice, Crime and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts Quincy, Josiah, [1772-1864]. Remarks on Some of the Provisions of the Laws of Massachusetts, Affecting Poverty, Vice, and Crime: Being the General Topics of a Charge to the Grand Jury of the County of Suffolk, in March Term, 1822. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, by Hilliard & Metcalf, 1822. 28 pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities, moderate toning to pamphlet, light foxing to a few leaves, author presentation inscription to Samuel D. Parker to head of title page. $150. * Only edition. "Here, as judge of the Boston Municipal Court, Quincy speaks on the relationship of poverty to crime and urges reforms in the city's jail system" (Cohen). Josiah Quincy was a judge, member of the United States House of representatives, mayor of Boston and president of Harvard. Samuel D. Parker [1781-1873] was the district attorney of Suffolk County. OCLC locates 7 copies in law libraries (Boston College, Georgetown, Library of Congress, Harvard, Social Law, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4378.
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