A Case of Extreme, and unparalleled Hardship: containing Considerations on a Verdict, that Potatoes and Turnips are Hay and Corn!

25, [1] pp. 8vo, 19th-cent. red sheep-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. London: Printed for the Author, 1799.

First edition of this scarce book. Rev. Bligh, who has signed and dated (25 August 1798) the final leaf, had the living at Romaldkirk, Yorkshire. This is his account of his lawsuit against his own parishioners regarding the payment of tithes. He gives many details of land and property held by the church and the rules of tithes set out in documents known as glebe terriers. This trial was rather famous in its time.

Title dusty but a nice copy. Stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Trust on front paste-down.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6452

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