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EDITED BY H. DE B. GIBBINS, M.A.

THE FACTORY SYSTEM

AND THE FACTORY ACTS

Edited by H. de B. GIBBINS, M.A.

ABBIN:

Herren

Crown 8vo., 25. 6d.

A series of volumes upon those topics of social, economic and industrial interest that are at the present moment foremost in the public mind. Each volume is written by an author who is an acknowledged authority upon the subject with which he deals, and who treats his question in a thoroughly sympathetic but impartial manner, with special reference to the historic aspect of the subject.

The following Volumes are now ready. 1. TRADE UNIONISM-NEW AND OLD. G. Howell, M.P.,

Author of The Conflicts of Capital and Labour. Second Edition. 2. PROBLEMS OF POVERTY: An Inquiry into the Industrial Condition

of the Poor. By J. A. Hobson, M.A. 3. THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT TO-DAY G. J. HOLYOAKE,

Author of The History of Co-operation. 4. MUTUAL THRIFT. Rev. J. FROME WILKINSON, M.A., Author of

The Friendly Society Movement. 5. THE COMMERCE OF NATIONS. C. E. BASTABLE, LL.D., Pro

fessor of Political Economy in the University of Dublin. 6. THE ALIEN INVASION. W. H. Wilkins, B.A., Secretary to the

Association for Preventing the Immigration of Destitute Aliens. (With an Introductory Note by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Bedford.) 7. THE RURAL EXODUS: Problems of Village Life. P. ANDERSON

GRAHAM. 8. LAND NATIONALIZATION. HAROLD Cox, B.A. 9. A SHORTER WORKING-DAY. R. A. HADFIELD, and H. DE B.

Gibbins, M.A. 10. BACK TO THE LAND. Harold E. Moore, F.S.I. 11. TRUSTS, POOLS, AND CORNERS. By J. STEPHEN JEANS. 12. THE FACTORY SYSTEM. By R. W. CookE-TAYLOR, Author of

The Modern Factory System, etc. 13. THE STATE AND ITS CHILDREN. By GERTRUDE TUCKWELL.

The following are in preparation :14. WOMEN'S WORK. LADY Dilke and others. 15. SOCIALISM. Rev. M. KAUFMANN.

METHUEN & CO., 36, Essex STREET, W.C

THE

FACTORY SYSTEM

AND

THE FACTORY ACTS

BY

R. W. COOKE-TAYLOR, F.S.S.; F.R. Hist. S.

H.M. INSPECTOR OF FACTORIES

AUTHOR OF INTRODUCTION TO A HISTORY OF THE FACTORY
SYSTEM;'

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THE MODERN FACTORY SYSTEM

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