Título: FIRST REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE LAWS ...
Editorial: House of Commons, London
Año de publicación: 1808
4pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC182 together with SECOND REPORT. HC323. 91pp. The inquiry was instituted to determine how far earliuer legislation had remedied the evils attending lotteries. State lotteries had fallen out of favour and the committee argued that "No mode of raising money appears to your committee, so burdensome, so pernicious, and so unproductive; no species of adventure is known where the chances are so great against the adventurer, none where the infatuation is more powerful, lasting, and destructice". The last National lottery was held in 1826. . Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. A clean copy. N° de ref. de la librería 169828
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