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(MALTA). PARLIAMENTARY PAPER.


Copies or Extracts of Reports of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the affairs of the Island of Malta. Part I...Part II...Part III..[plus] Further Correspondence. 1839.

4to. (33 x 21 cm.). Manuscript table of contents plus pp.76[+2]; 57[+1]; 115[+1]; 5[+1]. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Binding worn, worming to margin of first 6 leaves, intermittent browning.

Covers the period of enquiry from 3 November 1836. Discusses freedom of the press, reports on public education, changes in import duties, employment of Maltese in Executive Offices, the police, state of the poor, etc etc and includes the recomendation for the building of a new prison to replace the antiquated one originally used for the confinement of Turkish slaves.

Price £ 475.00
Stock Code F41414
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