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An Account Of The Principal Lazarettos In Europe. With Various Papers Relative To The Plague: Together With Further Observations On Some Foreign Prisons And Hospitals; And Additional Remarks On The Present State Of Those In Great Britain And Ireland.
Warrington: Printed By William Eyres; And Sold By T.Cadell, J.Johnson, C.Dilly, And J.Taylor, London, 1789. - 4to. pp. 3 p.l. (verso of third leaf numbered viii), 259, [13]index, [1 leaf]plate list. with half-title. 22 folding engraved plates. 1 large folding double-page table. modern quarter calf (perforated library stamp on title & in lower margin of 1 other leaf, title soiled & with repaired tear – no loss, few plate tears repaired – no loss, light dampstain to about half of book – most plates unaffected, paper in some gatherings lightly embrowned). First Edition. Following upon his work for the improvement of conditions in prisons in England, Ireland, and Europe, the social reformer determined in 1785 to investigate the condition of the lazarettos of Europe, and the best means for the prevention of the plague. In all, Howard visited lazarettos in Marseilles, Toulon, Nice, Genoa, Leghorn, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples, Malta, Zante, Smyrna, Constantinople, and Venice. In order to gain entry and inspect those in France and Italy, he had to resort to disguise and bribery. Deciding that the only way to get into the lazarettos of Venice was to be subjected to quarantine, he set sail to that city in a boat with a reputation for infection. As a consequence he spent forty-two days in confinement there in two separate institutions. As a writer Howard had little literary ability, and was assisted in the preparation of his two principal works by Richard Densham, Dr. Richard Price, and Dr. John Aikin. Garrison & Morton 1601. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 224. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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