An Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Society for the Discharge and Relief of Persons Imprisoned for Small Debts Throughout England And Walesby
by James Neild, Esq. Treasurer
One of his majesty’s acting justices of the peace for the counties of Buckingham, Kent, and Middlesex, and the city and liberty of Westminster
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FOLD OUT MAPS IN GREAT CONDITION
WITH ANTIQUE EX-LIBRIS
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Publisher: Printed by John Nichols and Son, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street, London
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This is a fantastic, detailed account of 19th Century prisons in England in Wales including but not limited to: Prison locations and conditions, types of crimes, prison regulations, names of persons detained, observations on arrests, list of benefactions and more! Fantastic reference fit for repair or rebinding.
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Condition: This book is in fair condition. Leather. Front cover completely detached from spine. Cover boards have wear along edges and corners as well as some chipping. Leather is very chipped along spine which is hand tooled with gilt. Book bears an elegant ex-libris belonging to Thomas Law Hodges Esq. of Hemsted, Kent. Ink inscription along with pencil marks on inside front board. Ink inscription on front endpaper. Title page and frontis is loose and age toned. Handsome frontispiece portrait of James Neild. Text block is in great shape, slightly toned, very legible. Book includes a fold out plan (as shown) which is great condition. Some mold on rear prelims. Pages supple.
601 pp, 5.5″ x 8.5″