Penological and Preventative Principles, with Special Reference to Europe and America,
and to Crime, Pauperism, and their Prevention; Prisons and their Substitutes; Habitual Offenders; Conditional Liberation; Sentences; Capital Punishment; Intemperance; Prostitution; Neglected Youth; Education; Police.London: Wertheimer, Lea & Co., 1896 Stock Code: 113547
Second, enlarged edition, first published 1889. The initial publication, and also this extensively revised and augmented edition, were "encouraged by" the Howard Association - the world's oldest penal reform organisation, now the Howard League - bookplate recording their presentation of this copy - "Kindly acknowledge safe receipt" - the front pastedown. The author, a Quaker reformer, and founding secretary of the association, was much impressed by a visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia becoming a strong advocate of the "separate system" implemented there. This is the best edition of his major work. "Autograph" ownership stamp to the front free endpaper of German Sims Woodhead, professor of pathology at Cambridge and sometime president of the Royal Medical Society, evidently the original recipient.
Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels with elaborate foliate cornerpieces to the boards
Ex-Cambridge Medical School, their ink stamp to the title page only, spine sunned and with three small paper press-mark labels, endpapers browned, the text-block lightly toned, but overall a very good copy.
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