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Baker, T.
The Laws relating to Burials in England and Wales...with Notes, Forms, and Practical Instructions.

London W. Maxwell: 1855.

Up to about 1850 the state of burial law in England was virtually nonexistent -quite literally, anything went, with resulting problems which can be only too well imagined. Starting in 1850 a succession of Burial Acts and Revisions were enacted that attempted to bring the chaos into order and safeguard the health of the public and the dignity of the dead. Baker, a barrister of the Inner Temple specializing in Burial Acts, has here set forth the news laws in their entirety, with all the revisions properly inserted. Topics covered include the closure of old burial grounds the appointment of Burial Boards proceedings of Burial Boards the provision of new burial grounds the rights of parties regarding fees registration of burials rating and protection of new burial grounds reception and conveyance of the dead burial of poor persons and regulation by the Secretary of State. This is followed by the texts of the Acts, and that is followed by a section of forms for various purposes. A comprehensive and fascinating look at Victorian Burial Law reform. Uncommon.

Hardcover. 4.5"x7.5", v + 173 pages publisher's original black textured cloth with gilt cover title light internal soil old bookplate a very nice copy.

Inventory #: 9609
Price: $ 350.00      

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