Folio, ff. , pp. 12, title within border of type ornament with woodcut of royal arms, large woodcut of the Virgin Mary on verso; woodcut initials; edges uncut, in modern blue cloth boards.
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First edition of the constitution of the first mons pietatis to be established in Barcelona, granted by Fernando VI on 28 January 1751.
Not in Palau.
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Observations on the Impolicy, Abuses, and False Interpretation of the Poor Laws; and on the Reports of the two Houses of Parliament.
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