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SHANAS (E.); TOWNSEND (Peter, and others): Old People in Three Industrial Societies,
First Edition, x, vi, 478pp royal octavo, good copy, original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Routledge, 1968. "This cross-national study is a work of major importance to social gerontology and comparative sociology. It describes the present capacities of the elderly populations of Denmark, Britain and the United States in relation to their economic and social circumstances and provides a comprehensive account of the elderly and their problems.." -dustwrapper. (Book ref. 20755)   £18.00
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HOBSON (John Atkinson):: Problems of Poverty, An Inquiry into the Industrial Condition of the Poor,
second edition, revised, 232pp octavo, a fine copy in original cloth, London, Methuen, 1895. First published in 1891 and reaching an eighth edition by 1913, although still rather uncommon in any edition. Factually based on the classic work by Charles Booth, "the object of this volume is to collect, arrange and examine some of the leading facts and forces in modern industrial life which have a direct bearing on Poverty, and to set in the light they afford some of the palliatives and remedies..." - preface. Hobson confirms Booth's findings that half of those in workhouses are there because they are "aged, infirm or sick… In London 22.5% of the aged poor are indoor paupers. The hardness of the battle of life is attested by this number of old men and old women who, in spite of a hard-working life are compelled to end their days as the recipients of public charity…" (p.21-2). (Book ref. 20780)   £50.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: EDUCATION: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL (8 vols)
large folio large folio * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. SCIENTIFIC ANDTECHNICAL SET (8 Volumes) Comprises the official inquiries which placed classical and science orientated education in the same melting pot, leading to enormous changes in the range of objects and ideas in the British schoolboy's frame of reference, and in turn to British modes of thought and industry which were vastly different from those of the Victorians. The inquiries delved into the most fundamental aspects of scientific education, as headings such as the 'educational value of science' and 'the relationship between science and industry' indicate. Comprises: VOLUME 1 Report from the Select Committee on the provisions forgiving instruction in theoretical and applied science to the industrial classes, with minutes of evidence, appendices and index, 1867-68 608 pp 4 folding tables VOLUME 2 First, supplementary and second Reports of the Royal Commission on scientific instruction and the advancement of science with minutes of evidence, appendices, analysis of evidence and correspondence relating to the first Report, 1871-1872 816 pp VOLUME 3 Third, fourth and fifth Reports of the Royal Commission on scientific instruction and the advancement of science with minutes of evidence, appendices and analysis of evidence, 1873-1874 768pp VOLUME 4 Sixth, seventh and eight Reports of the Royal Commission on scientific instruction and the advancement of science with minutes of evidence, appendices, analysis of evidence and index, 1875 552 pp 8 illustrations (5 folding, 2coloured) text illustrations VOLUME 5 First Report and second Report Volume I of the Royal Commission on technical instruction, 1882-1884 632 pp 1 folding plan VOLUME 6 The second Report Volume II of the Royal Commission on technical instruction, 1884 544 pp 2 plans (1 folding) 4 folding tables VOLUME 7 The second Report Volume III of the Royal Commission on technical instruction, 1884 912 pp VOLUME 8 The second Report Volume IV of the Royal Commission on technical instruction, 1884 824 pp 13 folding plans, 1 folding table. (Book ref. 20504)   £350.00
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GEORGE (Henry); copy of L. L. BULLOCK (Sheriff of Placer County, California): Progress and Poverty, An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth the Remedy,
ONE OF 200 COPIES PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR. OF EXCEPTIONAL RARITY. THE GREATEST ECONOMICS BOOK EVER WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED IN THE USA. First Edition, known as the Author's Edition of which ONLY 200 WERE PRINTED, [4], 512pp royal octavo, an excellent fine copy in original publisher's fine-grained cloth, decorated with blind-stamped ornamental borders, spine gilt lettered with the words in gilt at foot of spine: "Author's Edition." spine extremities very expertly repaired, with the ink signature "L. L. Bullock 1879" on the first paste-down, San Francisco, CA, Wm. M. Hinton and Company, 1879. AMEX 184: "This first edition of Progress and Poverty is of exceptional rarity and is often regarded as the greatest economics book written and published in the USA, certainly during the 19thC. The increase of productive power, George argued, had "neither lessened the toil of those who most need respite, nor brought plenty to the poor." "The most influential of American works on economics, this book gave its author an international reputation as prophet and reformer. He proposed to abolish poverty and secure fair distribution of the rewards of labour by appropriating all economic rent by taxation, and abolishing all taxation except on land values. Today, the slogan of the single tax still unites the followers of Henry George.." Grolier, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed before 1900, no. 81. "[Having been refused by a number of publishers] George decided to print the work himself, and Hinton made his plant on Clay Street available. Type in part was actually set by George, Taylor, and Hinton. The work was commenced in May, 1879, and was completed in September... Copies were sent to various publishers including Appleton & Co.; this led to a reply that Appleton would publish the book if given the original plates. The offer was accepted, and the first trade edition appeared in 1880. After a slow start the book became a runaway best seller. One can count on the fingers of one hand the number of treatises on economics printed before 1880 which are in print today; certainly it may be said that Progress and Poverty has had a wider circulation and a broader influence than any similar work. The book's true importance is the fact that it has led thousands to think about the economic facts of life and the problems of good government. In this book multitudes have met for the first time the terms capital, wages, rent, and interest in their economic sense; here other thousands for the first time have met the early stalwarts, Malthus, Mill, Ricardo, Quesnay, and Adam Smith. Progress and Poverty finds its real significance in the fact that it is a book which has provoked the minds of men... The first edition is easily recognizable because it is the only one bearing the date 1879 on the title page and the only one showing Hinton as the printer [and which has] the words Author's Edition on the spine..." Kenneth M. Johnson, 'Progress and Poverty a Paradox'. PROVENANCE: The original owner, L. L. Bullock, was Sheriff of Placer County California (1858) and later (1871) a member of the Board of Tide Land Commissioners, San Francisco (California) and, as such, his name appears on a number of extant Californian Sale Maps of salt marsh and tide lands. (Book ref. 20467)   £7000.00
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FRASER (Derek): The Evolution of the British Welfare State, A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution,
second reprint, 299pp large octavo, good copy in original paperback, London, Macmillan, 1976. Includes analysis of Beveridge particularly in the chapter "War and Welfare in the 1940s". (Book ref. 20454)   £15.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, witness) [British Parliamentary Papers]: Report of the Departmental Committee on the Employment of Children Act, 1903.
23pp folio, London, Houses of Parliament, HMSO, 1910. [Cmd 5229] bound together with: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Departmental Committee on the employment of Children Act with Appendices and Index, 555pp folio, contemporary half calf, rebacked with leather label, London, Houses of Parliament, HMSO, 1910. [Cmd 5230]The 1903 Employment of Children Act allowed local authorities to create bye-laws with respect to street-trading by persons under 16. Street trading covered hawking of newspapers, matches, flowers &c and performing, dancing or singing and also shoe-blacking. Many councils, including Leeds & Nottingham, had not created bye-laws and the Committee heard much evidence on the moral risks to street children. The Report was presented to the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Winston Churchill no less), with a Minority report (by 4 members) dissenting from the recommendation of total prohibition. R. H. Tawney and W. H. Beveridge were among the many who gave evidence. Beveridge, who was Director of Labour Exchanges under the Board of Trade at this time, described the methods of dealing with juvenile applicants for employment. His evidence is given on pp.367-72.The appendices include extensive statistics and summarised examples of child street traders. The entire Report provides an invaluable resource for the history of child labour. (Book ref. 20426)   £250.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, commissioner, with three others) [British Parliamentary Papers]: Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (1925) with minutes of evidence and appendices,
all in original printed wrappers, preserved together in a contemporary drop-sided red cloth file box, comprising: volume 1: Report, xiv, 294pp plus extending chart, small folio, original blue paper printed wrappers, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926 [Cmd 2600] volume 2 (Part A), Minutes of Evidence, iv, 492pp large folio, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. volume 2 (Part B), Minutes of Evidence, iv, [493-]1056pp large folio, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. volume 3 Appendixes and Index, 455pp large folio, complete with 5 very large folding maps, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. *"The immediate cause of the appointment of this new Commission was the decline of the coal-exporting trade since 1924. The industry had been saved from total collapse by a temporary government subsidy. But employers were also demanding a reduction in miners' wages and a longer working day. The Commission was faced with two major problems - the immediate problem of lack of profitability, and the more fundamental problem of how the coal mines should be managed…" see Harris p.324ff "The aspect of Beveridge's work for the Coal Commission that was to prove of most lasting significance for him was his espousal of family allowances. This stemmed initially from his interest in population, but it gradually became linked with his ideas on wages and insurance…" ibid, p.330The Royal Commission's brief was: 'To enquire into and report upon the economic position of the Coal Industry and the conditions affecting it and to make any recommendations for the improvement thereof.'The findings of the Commission were as follows: "Recent changes in demand have resulted in a depression in this important industry. The Commission believes that the difficulties can be solved through a re-organization of the industry on the lines proposed. National coal reserves as known will be sufficient for from four to five centuries at the present rate of utilization, which it is important to encourage, they will last even longer. A first necessity is that research should be placed upon a sound footing, with financial support from the State. (Book ref. 20428)   £160.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: TOBACCO: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: TOBACCO
(in the TRADE AND INDUSTRY SECTION) 2 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set documents the relations between the government and the tobacco industry during the nineteenth century and provides valuable information on a major sector of Anglo-American trade. The Select Committee which inquired into the state of the tobacco industry examined manufacturers, brokers and growers on the extent to which smuggling and adulteration were practiced, on the effect of high duties, on the organization of the trade, and on the feasibility of growing good quality tobacco in Britain. Comprising: Report from the Select Committee on the Tobacco Trade, 1844; Report.. on the Growth and Cultivation of Tobacco together with other Reports and papers relating to Tobacco, 1806-84. * There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20108)   £80.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: TOBACCO: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: TOBACCO
(in the TRADE AND INDUSTRY SECTION) 2 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set documents the relations between the government and the tobacco industry during the nineteenth century and provides valuable information on a major sector of Anglo-American trade. The Select Committee which inquired into the state of the tobacco industry examined manufacturers, brokers and growers on the extent to which smuggling and adulteration were practiced, on the effect of high duties, on the organization of the trade, and on the feasibility of growing good quality tobacco in Britain. Comprising: Report from the Select Committee on the Tobacco Trade, 1844; Report.. on the Growth and Cultivation of Tobacco together with other Reports and papers relating to Tobacco, 1806-84. * The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of the papers overcame this basic problem by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear. It has the great advantage over the original printings in that it is printed on a strong laid paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has a library book label on the free front endpaper and a neat shelf mark on the spine - otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20107)   £80.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: EXPLOSIVES: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: EXPLOSIVES
(in the TRADE AND INDUSTRY SECTION) 2 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Early in the century the government attempted to prohibit the export of explosives for fear they might fall into the hands of the country's enemies and several papers deal with the difficulties this prohibition placed upon the industry. Later in the century explosives became an important export and reports and papers describe the efforts made by the authorities to prevent accidental explosions in harbours and on board ships. The introduction of dynamite and ammonia dynamites in the 1860s and 1870s led the government to appoint select and departmental committees to advise on changes in the law relating to explosives which were necessary to protect the public against misuse of these powerful new explosives. Comprising: Report from the Select Committee on Explosive Substances, with Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index, 1874; Reports, Correspondence and papers relating to Explosives, with Minutes of evidence and Appendices, 1802-94. *The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of the papers overcame this basic problem by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear. It has the great advantage over the original printings in that it is printed on a strong laid paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has a library book label on the free front endpaper and a neat shelf mark on the spine - otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20103)   £100.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: EXPLOSIVES: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: EXPLOSIVES
(in the TRADE AND INDUSTRY SECTION) 2 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Early in the century the government attempted to prohibit the export of explosives for fear they might fall into the hands of the country's enemies and several papers deal with the difficulties this prohibition placed upon the industry. Later in the century explosives became an important export and reports and papers describe the efforts made by the authorities to prevent accidental explosions in harbours and on board ships. The introduction of dynamite and ammonia dynamites in the 1860s and 1870s led the government to appoint select and departmental committees to advise on changes in the law relating to explosives which were necessary to protect the public against misuse of these powerful new explosives. Comprising: Report from the Select Committee on Explosive Substances, with Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index, 1874; Reports, Correspondence and papers relating to Explosives, with Minutes of evidence and Appendices, 1802-94.* There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20104)   £100.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: CHILDRENS' EMPLOYMENT: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: CHILDRENS' EMPLOYMENT
(Industrial Revolution section) 15 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. As well as the abuse of child labour, this set also includes material on other abuses of the industrial system. Topics covered include: chimney sweeps; child factory labour; children in mines; women and children in bleaching and dyeing establishments &c. Comprising: Employment of Children in the Manufactories of the UK and in Sweeping Chimneys, 1816-7; Regulation of the Labour of Children in the Mills and Factories, 1831-2; Employment of Children in Factories, 1833-4; Employment and Conditions of Children in Mines and Manufactories, 1842-3; Employment of Women and Children in Bleaching and Dyeing Establishments, 1857-8; Employment of Children and Young Persons in Trades and manufactures not already Regulated by Law, 1863-7. * The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 1 volume which is bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20067)   £600.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: CHILDRENS' EMPLOYMENT: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: CHILDRENS' EMPLOYMENT
(Industrial Revolution section) 15 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. As well as the abuse of child labour, this set also includes material on other abuses of the industrial system. Topics covered include: chimney sweeps; child factory labour; children in mines; women and children in bleaching and dyeing establishments &c. Comprising: Employment of Children in the Manufactories of the UK and in Sweeping Chimneys, 1816-7; Regulation of the Labour of Children in the Mills and Factories, 1831-2; Employment of Children in Factories, 1833-4; Employment and Conditions of Children in Mines and Manufactories, 1842-3; Employment of Women and Children in Bleaching and Dyeing Establishments, 1857-8; Employment of Children and Young Persons in Trades and manufactures not already Regulated by Law, 1863-7. * The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20068)   £600.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: TRADE: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: TRADE
(Industrial Revolution section) 5 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Consists of the twelve Select Committee Reports from this period. These include reports from both Houses of Parliament on foreign trade, manufactures, trading monopolies, the vital timber, silk and wine trades, pilotage, quarantine regulations and London port duties. The reports themselves are valuable analyses of the state of British commerce and guides to the development of parliamentary policy. Comprises: Reports.. on the Foreign Trade of the Country, 1820-1; Report.. on Manufactures, Commerce and Shipping, 1833; Reports.. on the Means of Extending and Securing the Foreign Trade of the Country, 1820-1; Report.. on the Means of Maintaining and Improving the Foreign Trade of the Country, 1823, 1824. Includes reports on the initiation of free trade; foreign trade; manufactures; trading monopolies; timber, silk and wine trade; pilotage; quarantine regulations and London port duties - with material on shipping, imported goods quality; effects of restrictive regulations; East India and West India Dock companies; London docks and the English warehousing system. * There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20072)   £200.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS:: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS,
44 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Comprising: Reports.. on Artisans and Machinery, 1824; Report.. on the Combination Laws, 1825; Reports.. on Combinations of Workmen, 1837-8; Reports.. on the Operation of the Truck Acts and on Railway Labourers, 1842-6; Report.. on the Payment of Wages Bill, 1854; Report.. on the Stoppage of wages in Hosiery Manufacture, 1854-5; Reports.. on the Settlement of Disputes between Masters and Operatives, 1856-60; Report.. on Trade Unions and Other Organizations and a Report on the Sheffield Outrages, 1867; Royal commission on Trade Unions and Other Organizations and the Report on the Manchester Outrages, 1867-99; Report.. on the Truck System 1871-97; Report.. on the Sweating System, 1887-1889; Reports on Master and Servant Law, 1865-75; Royal Commission on Labour, 1891- 94. Includes reports on labour relations; trade unionism; truck and sweating systems; master and servant law; employers' liability; wages statistics; unemployment. Also included is the monumental Labour Commission, 1891-4 (to which Alfred Marshall famously contributed) * There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20065)   £1800.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS:: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS,
44 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Comprising: Reports.. on Artisans and Machinery, 1824; Report.. on the Combination Laws, 1825; Reports.. on Combinations of Workmen, 1837-8; Reports.. on the Operation of the Truck Acts and on Railway Labourers, 1842-6; Report.. on the Payment of Wages Bill, 1854; Report.. on the Stoppage of wages in Hosiery Manufacture, 1854-5; Reports.. on the Settlement of Disputes between Masters and Operatives, 1856-60; Report.. on Trade Unions and Other Organizations and a Report on the Sheffield Outrages, 1867; Royal commission on Trade Unions and Other Organizations and the Report on the Manchester Outrages, 1867-99; Report.. on the Truck System 1871-97; Report.. on the Sweating System, 1887-1889; Reports on Master and Servant Law, 1865-75; Royal Commission on Labour, 1891- 94. Includes reports on labour relations; trade unionism; truck and sweating systems; master and servant law; employers' liability; wages statistics; unemployment. Also included is the monumental Labour Commission, 1891-4 (to which Alfred Marshall famously contributed) * There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of two volumes which are bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20066)   £1800.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: SILVER & GOLD WARES
(in the TRADE AND INDUSTRY SECTION) 2 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. In 1327 the London Goldsmith's Company was incorporated and undertook the responsibility from that time for the assay and marking of plate. To further safeguard the public against poor quality wares and to revise and consolidate the existing legislation, dating back to the fourteenth century, parliament set up a Select Committee to investigate this trade in 1856. The resultant report and evidence provides an invaluable account of the operation of the assay system in England, Scotland and Ireland, and detailed appendices of trade statistics. Later in the century other Select Committees investigated the effects of duties on gold and silver wares trade and the value of compulsory assay and marking. A special feature of the report is the evidence dealing with the origins and functions of the Goldsmith's Company. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20106)   £100.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: FACTORIES
(Industrial Revolution section) 31 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set documents the fairly continuous improvement in conditions of factory work which took place during the century. From the first decisive attempt to regulate factory employment in 1833 to the end of the century these papers comprise Royal Commission and Select Committee reports which were important dictators of policy, factory inspector's report which describe the lot of the factory worker from 1835 onwards and in the later part of the century departmental committee reports. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 7 volumes which are bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20070)   £1300.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITIES PRESS: TEXTILES
(Industrial Revolution section) 10 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set presents the reports of successive Select Committees appointed to investigate several aspects of the textile industry from 1800 to 1850. The early reports deal with old laws and statues which were hampering the changeover from cottage to factory manufacture. The underlying principle of the reports was that undue restriction on industrial expansion should be removed. In the later reports recommendations on job mobility, emigration and education, which were to be important afterwards, were tentatively made. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20071)   £400.00
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OWEN (Robert); DONNACHIE (Ian): Robert Owen; Owen of New Lanark and New Harmony,
First Edition, 290pp royal octavo, paperback, very good copy, East Linton, Tuckwell Press, 2000. (Book ref. 20003)   £12.00
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