The Sixth [to the 36th] [Annual] Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Ordered by the House of Commons, 1851 - 1882. 31 volumes bound in 11. 8vo. Late 19th Century half calf, marbled boards, all rubbed and a little grubby but perfectly sound. These formerly the property of the Magistrates of the County of Salop, presented to them by William Layton Lowndes [chairman of Sessions], each with his bookplate and a withdrawn stamp. According to a letter tipped in to the first volume [from the Commissioners in Lunacy], “Reports 1 - 5 were never printed in the 8vo form, and indeed contain so little matter that they are not of much value or interest.” A substantial unbroken run of these important and influential reports containing, in over 8,200 pages, a mass of information on provisions for lunacy in England and Wales. Complete with all charts, tables, plans and illustrations, many folding.