Topography - Battye (Thomas), Manchester Tracts on Parochial...





Topography - Battye (Thomas), Manchester Tracts on Parochial Affairs, four titles in one, mixed editions and publishers, Manchester: [?1794]-1801, first track lacking all before signature A, later collected and bound as a sammelband, rebacked 19th century roan over marbled boards, 8vo, (1); Berkshire, ?1784, pp: 4-20 only, illustrated with 4 engravings, extra-illustrated with a further 2 engraving laid on verso leaves, 19th century quarter-calf over marbled boards, 8vo, (1), [2]

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Please note that there are five pamphlets in the sammelband and not four as catalogued:~

The first pamphlet lacking title, but signature A addressed 'To the Ley-payers of Manchester'; v, [1] (blank), [1]-21, [1] (blank).

A Disclosure of Parochial Abuse, Artifice, and Peculation in the Town of Manchester, second edition, 1796; [iv], [1]-112.

Reflections on the subjects of Deputy Constable, Billeting, Beadles, Police Act, Collectors' Accounts, Publicans' Licenses, Special Constables; and a Reply to the Deputy Constable, with an Apology and Reasons for the Delay of The Red Basil Book, ?first edition, [dated 1796 in pencil]; [ii], [1]-10.

The Red Basil Book, or Parish Register of Arrears, for the Maintenance of the Unfortunate Offspring of Illicit Amours; with a farther development of most Shameful and Unprecedented Acts of Abuse in the Town of Manchester. Part the First., ?first edition, [dated 1797 in pencil]; [vii], [1] (blank), [3]-70, 41-110, [2] (erratum & blank).

Strictures upon the Churchwardens and Overseers of Manchester; with some introductory remarks on Public Abuse, Parochial Taxes, &c. also Observations Extracted From The Most Eminent Modern Writers on the subject of the Poors' Law, Together With Reflections Deducible Therefrom: tending equally to relieve the pressure on the Ley-Payer, as well as to administer Additional Comforts To The Poor. Addressed To the Inhabitants of Manchester., ?first edition; [iv], [1]-78, 81-110.

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