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Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

In Ten Volumes

By George W. Hastings, C. W. Ryalls and Edwin Pears

1861-83 - London - John W. Parker, Son, and Bourne

9" by 5.5"; (xxx) 900pp [+ 8pp]; (lx) 922pp [+ 8pp]; (liii) 910pp; (xxxviii) 708pp [+ 24pp]; (xl) 569pp; (xxxviii) 565pp; (xli) 604pp; (xxix) 687pp; (xliii) 976pp; (xl) 679pp.

 


 

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A collection of Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

In ten volumes.

Most volumes edited by George W. Hastings, others by C. W. Ryalls and Edwin Pears.

The set consists of:

Glasgow 1860,

London 1862,

Edinburgh 1863,

York 1864,

Sheffield 1865,

Newcastle Upon Tyne 1870,

Leeds 1871,

Norwich 1873,

Glasgow 1874

and Huddersfield 1883.

The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), often known as the Social Science Association, was a British reformist group founded in 1857 by Lord Brougham. It pursued issues in public health, industrial relations, penal reform, and female education. It was in existence for about 30 years, and was dissolved in 1886.

The efforts of George Hastings brought together three groups of the 1850s to form the NAPSS: the Society for Promoting the Amendment of the Law, the National Reformatory Union, and the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (the Langham Place Group). It took as model the British Association for the Advancement of Science, holding an itinerant annual meeting, which provided a forum for social reformers.

The objectives of the Association was defined as "to coordinate the efforts of the experts and the politicians". One factor in the eventual decline of the NSPSS was that the objectives of medical reformers changed. Legislation and the efforts of central government to improve public health became less important to them.

CONDITION

Three volumes bound in contemporary brown calf bindings, other eight volumes are bound in embossed brown cloth bindings. Seven with paper labels to the spine and one with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. The 'Leeds 1871' volume is bumped to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound, though binding is loosening in places in the 'Leeds 1871' volume. Pages are generally bright and clean. There are bookplates to the front pastedowns in four volumes. There are library blind stamps and ink stamps to the title-pages in most volumes. There is an ink inscription to the title-page in the 'Edinburgh 1863' volume. There are ink library stamps to the rear fore-edges of the three leather bound volumes. Overall: GOOD.

 


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