Rumford, Benjamin Thompson , Count von.

Count Rumford’s Experimental Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical.

Dublin by W.Porter and J.Archer

Third Dublin (First collected Dublin) edition, 8vo., 3 parts each with separate title, but continuous pagination, (6), 112, (4), (113) – 188, (6), 191 – 299, (1)pp., some light paper ageing and foxing, but sound, each part uncut, stitched as issued.


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The three parts are – ñEssay I. An Account of an Establishment for the Poor at Munich. Together with a Detail of Various Public Measures, connected with that Institution, which have been adopted and carried into Effect for fitting an end to Mendicity.î ; ñEssay II Of the Fundamental Principles on which General Establishments for the Relief of the Poor may be formed in all countriesî. ; ñEssay III Of Food and particularly of Feeding the Poor.î Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford (1753 – 1814), a native American born at North Woburn, Massachusetts, and among his contributions to society a pioneer for improving the conditions of the poor. He went to Ireland in the spring of 1796, and whilst in Dublinhe introduced improvements into the hospitals and workhouses. Provenance. Ownership signature at the top of the first page of text ñWm. Smith 1797î Exceedingly rare