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  • Topic: Sociology: Poverty & Welfare

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Pratt, John Tidd:
The Laws Relating to the Poor. Including the collections originally made by E. Bott, Esq and afterwards edited by F. Const, Esq. [Volume II only (of 2)]

London: Printed by A. Strahan... for Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1827. Sixth Edition. xvi, 797pp. Contents very good, with browning to endpapers. In full 19thC calf, marked with old scuffs, ruled in blind, with five raised bands and bright spine label: joints refurbished with Japanese tissue. Good firm bright copy, scarce in the original. Very Good.
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Price: 140.00


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Poor Law Commissioners' report of 1834. Copy of the report made in 1834 by the Commissioners for enquiring into the Administration and Practical Operation of the Poor Laws. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of his Majesty.

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, overstamped Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1905. viii, 378. University library stamps to prelims and pastedown. Contents otherwise clean. In the contemporary binding of black cloth titled in gilt, with an access code at foot of spine. Firm, with slight soiling, and spine ends frayed. Good copy. VG.

Price: 30.00


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W.H. Beveridge:
Unemployment: A Problem of Industry.

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1909. First edition. xvi, 317, with an errata slip tipped in at p.1. Contents clean and unmarked. Top corners of some pages have been trimmed a tiny bit, presumably to 'tidy' bent corners. Some toning to endpapers, and front pastedown has bookseller's rubber stamp, and their mini label at bottom edge. Rear endpaper split at joint, but very little movement. 22x14.5cms, in the original binding of navy cloth. Upper board ruled and titled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Joints rubbed, spine ends puckered with tiny splits and fraying. Faint mark to lower board, corners slightly scuffed and blunted. In very good used condition. VG.

Price: 80.00


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A.L. Bowley and A.R. Burnett-Hurst: Introduction by R.H. Tawney: Ratan Tata Foundation:
Livelihood and Poverty: A study in the economic conditions of working class households in Northampton, Warrington, Stanley and Reading.

London: Bell and Sons, 1915. First edition. 222, [2]. Contents clean, firm and unmarked. Early ownership initials and later name to front endpaper. In the original binding of russet cloth, boards stamped in blind, clean and firm, slightly faded to top edge: corners good, spine dulled, ends fraying a little. Very nice copy. Very Good.

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Nicholls, Sir George, and (Vol III) Thomas Mackay:
A History of the English Poor Law: in connection with the State of the Country and the Condition of the People. [Three volume set]

Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1967. Covering the period 924-1898. Facsimile reprint of the edition published in 1904 by P.S.King & Son, London, containing the 1898 revisions made by the author and a biography by H.G.Willink. The first two volumes were first published in 1854, and Mackay's supplement by Putnam's in 1900. Vol I: (iv), x, lxxviii, 384, (ii); Vol II: (iv), viii, 460pp; Vol III: (iv), xv, 617pp,(i). Contents fresh and unmarked, in the original green buckram with black lettering-pieces lettered in gilt: clean, fresh and sharp. Unblemished set. Near Fine.
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Michael Rose, edited by:
The Poor and the City: The English Poor Law in Its Urban Context 1834-1914. Themes in Urban History (series).

Leicester University Press, 1985. First edition. xii, 175pp. Contents clean, fresh, and unmarked. In the original pale green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, with small bumps to corners and spine ends. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket, clean, with ground colour of spine faded, and small knocks to edges. VG in VG dust-jacket.

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John Hills, John Ditch, and Howard Glennerster, edited by:
Beveridge and Social Security: An International Retrospective.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. Second impression. xii, 251. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp, with a 5mm faint mark to the front. In the protected unclipped (unpriced) pictorial dust jacket, crisp, bright and clean. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 35.00


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Michael Sullivan:
The Development of the British Welfare State.

Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall / Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1996. First edition. Paperback. xx, 284pp. Contents very clean and fresh, unread copy. In the original glossy covers. Immaculate but for a small knock to the bottom corner of the back cover. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: 24.00


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Robert Humphreys:
Poor Relief and Charity, 1869-1945. The London Charity Organisation Society.

Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001. First edition. xiv, 228pp. Contents unmarked, very fresh and clean, appears unread. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, square and sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright. Altogether a mint copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 88.00


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