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MORRIS, Corbyn (1710--1779)
Observations on the past growth and present state of the city of London. To which are annexed, a complete table of the Christnings and burials within this City from 1601 to 1750, both years inclusive; together with a table of the numbers which have annually died of each disease from 1675 to the present time; and also a further table representing the respective numbers which have annually died of each age from 1728 to this year; from which is particularly attempted to be shewn the increasing destruction of infants and adults in this City; and consequent thereto, the excessive drain which it continually makes upon all the provinces of this kingdom for recruits; to which are added, some proposals for a better regulation of the police of this metropolis. By the author of A letter from a bystander.
London: printed in the year, 1751.
[2], 26 p., [7] leaves of tables ; 41.0 cm. (2°)

'Author of a Letter from a Bystander' = Corbyn Morris who signed the dedicatory letter. A letter from a bystander to a Member of Parliament was published in [1742]. There are four letterpress tables across seven leaves of plates, numbered I (=3 leaves), II (=1 leaf) and III (=2 leaves), and an unnumbered table inserted after p. 6. ESTC t99586.

Copy Notes Underlinings in ink on p. 25. Formerly folded. Bound first with A bill ... for regulating the commencement of the year; and for correcting the calendar now in use, [1751] (q.v.) and two tables of Royal Institution accounts for 1809 (q.v.).

Binding C19th marbled-paper boards, blue grained binder's cloth spine, gilt-ruled, gilt lettered 'Pamphlets - London'. Numbered '63' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5544


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