Presentation Copies of Two Landmark Titles in Prison Reform Howard, John [1726-1790]. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, And an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Warrington: Printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, and C. Dilly, in London, 1784. [vi], 492,  pp. Lacking half-title. With 22 diagrams and illustrations, 15 of which are folding, and 2 additional copperplates tipped and laid in. [Bound with] Howard, John. 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, in London, 1789. viii [i.e. vi], 259,  pp. With a folding table and 22 diagrams and illustrations, 20 of which are folding. [And] Appendix; Containing Observations Concerning Foreign Prisons and Hospitals: Collected by Mr. Howard, In his Concluding Tour. Together with Two Letters to Mr. Howard, From John Haygarth, M.D. [London, 1791]. [ii], 32 pp. Quarto (11-1/2" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary calf, gilt fillets to boards, rebacked in morocco with gilt-edged raised bands, gilt title and author and gilt decorations to compartments, gilt tooling to board edges, edges speckled green, marbled endpapers, gilt inside dentelles. Light rubbing and a few small scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, faint offsetting to endpapers, recent pencil annotations to endleaves and a few places in text. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, faint offsetting to plates, a few of which have very small folds or tears to edges not affecting images, partial crack to text block between items, all leaves secure, added blank between items with early manuscript copy of "On the Death of Mr. Howard." Inscriptions "With Mr. Howard's best respects" to front endleaf of Prisons and "Mr. Howard requests Mr. Townsend, will be kind enough to accept this book from him, as a very sincere tho' small acknowledgment of his Friendship and Regard" to blank preceding Lazarettos. An appealing volume. $1,750. * Prisons: third edition; Lazare.
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