by Begging; Germany
1774. Nuremberg: Bey Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1774. Nuremberg: Bey Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1774. Ways to Abolish Begging [Begging]. [Germany]. Schreiben eines Bayern an Seinen Freund uber die Moglichkeit der Ganzlichen Abstellung des Bettelns und der Versorgung der Armen in einem Land. Nuremberg: Bey Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1774. 55 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, early hand-lettered title to front. Light soiling to exterior, some rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners. Light toning, light foxing in places, faint early owner stamp to title page. $500. * Only edition. Cast in the form of a letter to a friend, this pamphlet discusses the nature of public assistance and ways to abolish begging, such punishments for begging and the establishment of work houses. The title of this anonymous work identifies the author as a Bavarian. The dedication is signed "J. Fr. v. E." and the text ends with a statement that it was written "near the Danube in Bavaria." OCLC locates 7 copies, 1 in North America (University of Pennsylvania). Das Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts 14542927-003.
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