Observations on the Impolicy, Abuses, and False Interpretation of the Poor Laws; and on the Reports of the two Houses of Parliament.

London, J. Hatchard, 1818.

8vo, pp. iv, [3]–60; a very nice, unsophisticated copy, uncut and unopened, stab-sewn as issued.

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First edition. Holroyd (1735–1821) highlights current abuses of the Poor Laws and praises the efforts at reform then being debated in Parliament. ‘There remains not a question that the Reports will encourage and promote various suggestions and useful observations, that will elucidate and enlighten still further this great, important, and interesting subject.’ (p. 60). This process culminated in the great reform of the Poor Laws in 1834.

Einaudi 2916; Goldsmiths’ 22206.

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