By Henry Mayhew; John Binny
London   Griffin, Bohn and Company
10" by 7" xii, 634pp
A first edition survey of London's criminal institutions and operations, with illustrations including a folding plate.
By Henry Mayhew; John Binny

1862 The Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life

London   Griffin, Bohn and Company
10" by 7" xii, 634pp
A first edition survey of London's criminal institutions and operations, with illustrations including a folding plate.
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First Edition, Leather Binding

With sections on administration of criminal law, the various prisons of London, legal London, professional London and the correctional and detentional prisons.

Written by Henry Mayhew (1812-1887), a journalist and social reformer. As well as co-founding Punch, Mayhew published numerous important articles surveying the city's poor; this was compiled into the work 'London Labour and the London Poor'.

A first edition of this work.

Illustrated throughout the text from photographs, including a folding plate. Collated, complete.

A fascinating and important survey of London's prisons.

Condition

In a half calf binding. Externally a trifle rubbed; head of the spine is rather worn, and the extremities and spine are rubbed, as are the boards. Pencil ownership inscription to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Good

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