Considerations on The Poor Law.
First Edition. Oxford, University Press for J. Parker, 1817. Octavo. IV, 122 pages. ‘Sammelband’ with title on spine reading ‘Tracts’. Original, early 19th century half leather. The very rare, first edition, bound with two more titles. Front free endpaper cleanly detached. Spine starting but binding still firm. Binding slightly rubbed. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
[In his publication ‘Society and Pauperism – English Ideas of Poor Relief, 1795 – 1834’, J.R.Poynter writes about Davison’s publication: ‘The book was one of the most forceful and frequently quoted additions to the Malthusian cause of abolition’].
[This rare legal publication is bound with two other titles: 1.Adam Gordon: The Necessity and Benefit of Preaching the Gospel – A Sermon preached at the Visitation of the Right Reverend Father in God, Beilby, Lord Bishop of London, held at Brentwood, on Wednesday, June 1, 1803. London, printed for the Author, 1803. IV, 43 pages. / 2. James Wood: The Principles of Mechanics – Designed for the use of Students in the University. The Fourth Edition. Cambridge, University Press, 1809. , 199 pages with diagrams and text-illustrations].