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1806 A Treatise on Indigence Colquhoun First Edition Very Scarce
Click here to see our other books! A Treatise on Indigence Patrick Colquhoun 1806 Printed for J. Hatchard : London 8.5" by 5.5" xii, 302pp, [10pp index] [2pp author's adverts] SUMMARY A very scarce first edition copy of Patrick Colquhoun's fascinating work on the poverty and pauperism, in which he notably drew a line of distinction between poverty and 'indigence'. An Important Work,First Edition,Scarce Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 0.5 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 15.99 EU Postage: £ 13.99 European Postage: £ 14.99 Asia Postage: £ 18.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 19.99 DESCRIPTION Patrick Colquhoun was a Scottish merchant, statistician and magistrate who was responsible for founding the first regular preventative police force in England, known as Thames River Police. Following on from the theft of an estimated £500,000 worth of stolen cargo a year from the Pool of London on the River Thames, Colquhoun, along with utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham and master mariner John Harriot, founded the Thames Valley Police. The first year saved an estimated £122,000 worth of cargo and rescued several lives. His work is credit as an important precursor to the 'new' police founded by Robert Peel. Colquhoun published twenty four different treatise regarding a variety of social issues and concerns, with this work 'A Treatise on Indigence' being one of the most significant. The work details the social issues of poverty and pauperism in relation to crime, with accompanying advice and information regarding his suggested solution to each issue. The primary sol … [Click Below for Full Description]
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