Reports of Special Assistant Poor Law Commissioners on the Employment of Women and Children in Agriculture
London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1843. First edition. Original green publisher's cloth, with gilt stamped titles to spine. From the library of Dartington Hall. <br />xiv, 378 pp. This report was based on the reality of rural labour in four counties in England. It is a landmark in social history of the period. With sections including the ages at which boys and girls were first employed, the nature of the work, and their clothing and lodging.
Condition: Boards faded and rubbed, with some marking. Library catalogue detail to spine. Small number of library stamps inside. Text block tight. Some sporadic foxing. Pencil marks to closed page edge.