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118449
HOWARD, John.

The State of the Prisons in England and Wales...

with Preliminary Observations, and an account of some Foreign Prisons.

Availability: In stock

Published: Warrington printed by William Eyres, 1777

Stock Code: 118449

£1,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First 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).

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Description

Quarto (270 x 208 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label to spine, compartments and boards ruled in gilt.

Illustrations

3 folding engraved plates.

Condition

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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