The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition :: Anne Whiteman

The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition :: Anne Whiteman soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: For the British Academy by the Oxford University Press, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Number 10 in the series. Includes: Black & white plates; Maps; Tables; Frontispiece; Appendices (7);

From the cover: The so-called Compton Census of 1676, a count of conformists (or inhabitants), papists and nonconformists for a high proportion of the parishes in England and Wales, has for long been of great interest to demographers and ecclesiastical historians, but it has never been printed as a whole, and its value as evidence is often in dispute. The present edition provides a complete text, prefaced by a General Introduction which puts the census into its historical context, explains how it was organised, and discusses problems of interpreting the figures, with the conclusion that the returns deserve to be taken seriously, particularly as a guide to populatio…

In the Records of Social and Economic History: New Series series.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper unevenly sunned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (cxxiv) 801 pages. 10″ x 6¼”.

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