An Inquiry, Whether Crime and Misery are Produced or Prevented.: Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell

An Inquiry, Whether Crime and Misery are Produced or Prevented.

Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell

Publication Date: 1818
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An Influential English Critique of Prisons Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell [1786-1845]. An Inquiry, Whether Crime and Misery are Produced or Prevented, By Our Present System of Prison Discipline. Illustrated by Descriptions of The Borough Compter, Tothill Fields Prison, The Jail at St. Albans, The Jail at Guildford, The Jail at Bristol, The Jails at Bury & Ilchester, The Maison de Force at Ghent, The Philadelphia Prison, The Penitentiary, Millbank, And the Proceedings of the Ladies' Committee at Newgate. London: Printed for John and Arthur Arch, 1818. viii, 146, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher list. 12mo. (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paper-covered boards with contrasting spine with title label, untrimmed edges. Scuffs to front board, moderate wear to extremities, front board just beginning to separate from spine but secure. Negligible faint dampstaining to some leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A solid copy. $150. * Third edition. Buxton was an important English philanthropist and member of Parliament who lead efforts to alleviate poverty, abolish slavery and reform the prison system. Published in 1818 to immediate acclaim, his Inquiry went through five more editions that year and inspired the formation of the Prison Discipline Society. It was translated into French and Italian and disseminated widely throughout continental Europe. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 51511

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Publication Date: 1818

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