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  • A classic of penal reform
    The state of the prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospital by HOWARD, John (1726-1790
    HOWARD, John (1726-1790
    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 [1777], 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.”
    ESTC T115096

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