A Notable Reformer Reports On Quarantine Conditions Howard, John [1726-1790]. 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. Copperplate folding table, 22 copperplates, 20 of which are folding, 1 sheet with three tables. With a half-title. Complete. Quarto (11" x 8-3/4"). Recent three-quarter speckled calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spine, hinges mended. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, bookseller description of this copy affixed to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in places, minor edgewear and tears to plates, offsetting from plates to other sections of plates and adjacent leaves. $500. * First edition. After being shocked by the conditions of his county prison as high sheriff, Howard dedicated himself to touring hundreds of prisons and hospitals in Great Britain and Western Europe and reporting on their conditions. His primary focus was the improvement of sanitation. Published after his final tour of English prisons in 1787, An Account of the Principal Lazarettos focuses on quarantine and prison hospitals with detailed diagrams and illustrations. English Short-Title Catalogue T115289.
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