New York. The Society. 1902.
155pp, index, 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches, gilt decorative cloth covered boards (hardbound). Missing front free endpaper otherwise good, clean condition with exceptionally bright gilt decorative cover. "Gerry's Manual, 1902, is a compact little volume published by the New York S.P.C.C., setting forth the nature of the society and its work, the law bearing on the work, and appropriate forms. It is intended as a guide to the agents and employees of the society, but the book is so thorough that it will interest all who wish to acquaint themselves with the principles and practice of this phase of charity work; and it will even serve as a legal text-book for convenient reference to the constitutional, statutory and case law bearing on child work generally. Mr. Eldridge T. Gerry, the society's counsel, is to be commended for this admirable book, which he modestly designates as a compilation, but which is really the product of the highest professional skill." (From: New Jersey Review of Charities and Corrections, Volume 1 New Jersey State Charities Aid Association February 1902—January 1903, p. 199). The volume begins with four pages "Amendments to Gerry's Manual 1903" and a blank leaf preceding the title page. Item #46164