ID: 26839
A counter-plea for the poor,

POOR MANS FRIEND, A counter-plea for the poor, showing that the cause of their distress is not attributable to the Corn Laws. By the Poor Man's Friend. In reply to a pamphlet by W. the Hon. and Rev. W. Baptist Noel. London: John Ollivier. 1841.

8vo., 20pp., ink-stamped 6-digit number in upper margin of title, bound recently in plain boards with title label on upper cover. A very good copy.

First edition (of several).

A critical, and disapproving, analysis of Noel's recently published A plea for the poor, showing how the proposed repeal of the existing corn laws will affect the interests of the working classes. It was a paper, declares the "Poor Man's Friend" that left him "decidedly disappointed".