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Carey, M[athew]:

ESSAYS ON THE PUBLIC CHARITIES OF PHILADELPHIA, INTENDED TO VINDICATE THE BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES OF THIS CITY FROM THE CHARGE OF ENCOURAGING IDLENESS, AND TO PLACE IN STRONG RELIEF, BEFORE AN ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC, THE SUFFERINGS AND OPPRESSION UNDER WHICH THE GREATER PART OF THE FEMALES LABOUR, WHO DEPEND ON THEIR INDUSTRY FOR A SUPPORT FOR THEMSELVES AND CHILDREN. FOURTH EDITION, GRATUITOUS.

J. Clarke, Philadelphia: 1829 Stitched without wrappers, lightly dusted, with a couple of small institutional rubberstamps, short closed tear on title page [no loss]. pp xiv, [9]-34 [as issued]. Good+. The fourth edition, three having issued in 1828; its Preface, pp [iii]-xiv, is new. Carey seeks to demonstrate "the utter fallacy of the heartless, withering slang, that the wretchedness and sufferings of the poor are the result of their improvidence worthlessness and dissipation; that the shamefully reduced rate of female wages in general, is the parent of a large portion of that wretchedness and those sufferings; and that it places those females who depend on their needles, and live in their own apartments, in a situation almost too trying for human nature..." AI 38060 [10]. Not in Rink.


Book Id: 17186

Price: $75.00

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