A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of The Gypsies

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Hoyland, John.┬áDesigned to Develop The Origin of this Singular People, and the Promote The Amelioration of their Condition. London: Darton, Harvey, & Co., 1816. 265 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. Based on gypsies in Northampton, Bedford, and Hertford. Hoyland, a (lapsed?) Quaker, was particularly concerned with the problem of educating gypsie children. An in-depth look at the friction between state governments and the gypsie population. Some speculate that Hoyland fell in love with a “black-eyed gipsy girl”. Bookplate of the “Junior Athenaeum Library.” Marbled endpapers, boards rubbed, interior clean. Tape at head of spine. Orig. quarter leather, marbled boards. Very good. Hardcover.