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Item #75934 Letters on Capital Punishments, Addressed to the English Judges, 1807. Beccaria Anglicus, Richard Wright.

Letters on Capital Punishments, Addressed to the English Judges, 1807.

Inspired by Beccaria Beccaria Anglicus. [Wright, Richard (1764-1836)]. Letters on Capital Punishments, Addressed to the English Judges. London: Printed for J. Johnson and sold by all the booksellers, 1807. [iii]-vi, 5-85, [1] pp. Lacking half-title. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, edges untrimmed. Light toning, occasional light soiling to edges, light foxing in a few places, final leaf reinforced at gutter, pencil annotations to title page and verso of final leaf. $350. * Only edition. Wright was a Baptist minister and writer. In this series of letters written under the pseudonym "Beccaria Anglicus," he decries the death penalty as immoral and an ineffective deterrent to criminals and emphasizes the necessity of reform to the "unnecessarily severe" and "awfully sanguinary" penal code. OCLC locates 9 copies of this title, 2 in North America (Harvard Law School, Brown University).

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