Publisher Information: London: House of Commons, 1812.
[Rickman, John (1771-1840).] Abstract of the answers and returns made pursuant to an act . . . intituled, “An act for taking an account of the population of Great Britain, and of the increase or diminution thereof” . . . Folio. xxxi, , 511, , 200, pp. [London:] House of Commons, 1812. 339 x 202 mm. Half calf, gilt spine, boards ca. 1812, some wear and rubbing, a few small stains but sound. Very good. Stamp and inscription noting that this copy was once part of the library of the Bishopric of Worcester; notice printed on recto of last leaf: “This book is to be preserved in the Episcopal Library of Worcester, at Hartlebury.”
First Edition of Great Britain’s second census, taken in 1811, ten years after the first census. The returns gave a total population of 12.6 million people, an increase of 1.6 million over 1801. The second census followed the model of the first: The first part detailed the number of people, their occupations, and numbers of families and houses in each of the British counties, while the second part, based on parish registers, listed the numbers of baptisms and burials per county. John Rickman, who drafted the bill that became the 1800 Census Act, supervised the first four British censuses and prepared the abstracts and reports for each.Book Id: 44216