The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
with Preliminary Observations, and an account of some Foreign Prisons.Warrington: printed by William Eyres, 1777 Stock Code: 118449
The first major practical work on penal reformFirst edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM).
Quarto (270 x 208 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, compartments and boards ruled in gilt.
3 folding engraved plates.
Extremities a little worn, boards scuffed, contents lightly foxed and some faint offsetting from plates, two small repaired punctures to sig. Bb3-4 not affecting text, a very good copy.
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