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The state of the prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals ... The third edition
Warrington: printed by William Eyres, and sold by T. Cadell [et al.], 1784. 4to, pp. [6], 492, [14]; half-title wanting; 22 engraved plates (19 folding); contemporary full calf, red morocco label on spine; spine scuffed and rubbed with repair at top and bottom, also with repair at joints; newspaper shadow on pp. 112-113; text block generally clean; a good copy, sometime recased. Printing and the Mind of Man 224, citing the first edition of 1777: "From the casual experience of visiting the Bedford Gaol - one of the most influential prisions in English history - came Howard's determination to improve prison conditions. His single-handed campaign notonly caused a revolution in his lifetime, but is the drect progenitor of subsequent work in the most critical branch of penal reform."
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