The state of the prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospital
Warrington: Printed by William Eyres: and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson. and C. Dilly in London. 1784. Third Edition
4to, [A]4, B-Z, Aa-Zz, 3A-3S4, 3T 2+1, complete with 1/2-title and “Directions to the Book-binder”, 22 engraved plates, many folding, contemporary 1/2 roan, marbled bds, some skinning to boards, joints a little tender, head of spine chipped, heraldic ex-libris of Howard Vyse on front paste down, a respectable copy.
Of the first edition , Printing and the Mind of Man says “His single-handed campaign not only caused a revolution in his lifetime but is the direct progenitor of subsequent work in the most critical branch of penal reform.”
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