Irish Famine



[003798] [Irish Famine]. Thirteenth Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners: with Appendices. ill. Standidge & Co.. London: W. Clowes and Sons for H.M.S.O., 1847. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [3], iv-xii, [1], 2-408pp. Modern half calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, double rules in copper to either side of bands, date to foot, remaining panels with repeated small volute tool in blind

Externally very good. Internally lightly browned throughout. One folding lithograph water stained to folds, three with a closed tear where joining the mount

With five folding coloured lithographic plans, one uncoloured, and two folding tables. The folding plans include a plan of drains in Irish workhouses, a plan and sections of temporary fever wards, a drawing for an economical bedstead, a temporary dormitory in an Irish workhouse, birds eye view of the Limerick Union workhouse and the ground plan of the Limerick Union workhouse

The report, signed by George Nicholls, George Cornewall Lewis, Edmund Walker Head and E.T.B. Twistleton to Sir George Grey, covers the recent years up to 1846 and the first couple of months of 1847. It does include England (including cases of potato blight there), but for obvious reasons Ireland and the Irish take up much of the report

Two physical copies in Library Hub (National Trust and Cambridge)