A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of The Gypsies; Designed to Develop The Origin of this Singular People, and the Promote The Amelioration of their Condition. John Hoyland.
A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of The Gypsies; Designed to Develop The Origin of this Singular People, and the Promote The Amelioration of their Condition.

A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of The Gypsies; Designed to Develop The Origin of this Singular People, and the Promote The Amelioration of their Condition.

London: Darton, Harvey, & Co., 1816. Hardcover. 265 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. An in-depth look at the friction between state governments and the gypsy population. Hoyland, a (lapsed?) Quaker, was particularly concerned with the problem of educating gypsy children. Some speculate that Hoyland fell in love with a "black-eyed gipsy girl". Bookplate of the junior Athenaeum Library. Marbled endpapers, boards rubbed, interior lightly foxed. Spine cracked but professionally repaired. Quarter leather, marbled boards. Good. Item #2154

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