THE STATE OF THE PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. With preliminary observations and an account of some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. ----- Bound with: APPENDIX TO THE STATE OF THE PRISONS. In England and Wales, &c. Containing a farther account of Foreign Prisons and Hospitals, with additional remarks on the Prisons of this Country. 1784.
Printed by William Eyres, Warrington, and sold by T. Cadell, and N. Conant. London. ; second work printed by William Eyres, Warrington. 1777, 1784.
FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes bound in 1. 4to. (11.2 x 8.7 inches). viii, 492, 16pp index, directions to binder leaf at end; -- vi, 286,8pp index plus directions to binder leaf. Illustrated with 22 copper engraved plates, many folding. A few leaves affected by foxing but generally clean and tidy copies bound together in early brown calf boards with gilt decorative borders. The volume has been sympathetically has been re-spined in brown calf, with double rule and chain bands and centre decorations, all in gilt. Black title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers with the bookplate of Jeremiah Harman (Governor of the Bank of England between 1816 and 1818) on the front pastedown. Some rubbing and bumping to the boards but overall an attractive copy.