An Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Magdalen Charity. To which are added the Rev. Mr. Dodd's Sermons, Preached before the President, Vice-Presidents, and Gov ernors, Etc. His Sermon preached before His Royal Highness the Duke of York, &c. And The Advice to the Magdalens; With the Hymns, Prayers, Rul es, and List of Subscribers. William DODD.

An Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Magdalen Charity. To which are added the Rev. Mr. Dodd's Sermons, Preached before the President, Vice-Presidents, and Gov ernors, Etc. His Sermon preached before His Royal Highness the Duke of York, &c. And The Advice to the Magdalens; With the Hymns, Prayers, Rul es, and List of Subscribers.

London. Published by W.Faden for the Charity. 1763. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 21.2cm, Second Edition, [iv], 251,[1]p., hand-colour frontis, List of Governors & Contributors, contemporary full calf boards, rebacked, gilt decorated borders on the boards, original marbled endpapers, red leather label, very good to fine sound copy, very rare. (cgc) The book forms a singular contribution to the history of Prostitution in London." The last page is a statement of the accounts of the charity to March, 1763. ABPC - only 1 listing, for the 1st edition, 1761. A&E, no records. WorldCat, only 1 listing for this issue. On the 10th of August in 1758 in London's Goodman's Fields the Magdalen Charity, avowedly dedicated to the reform and rehabilation of penitent prostitutes, began its formal operation. Up to this time an organized secular charity for such a purpose was unprecedented in England. The chief motive for this novel venture was declared to be compassion for fallen women. Robert Dingley, was the prime mover in organizing the Magdalen, . ". Prostitution And Charity: The Magdalen Hospital, A Case Study. Item #36009

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