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[JEBB, JOSHUA.] - Report of the Surveyor-General of Prisons on the Construction, Ventilation and Details of Pentonville Prison, 1844.

London, HMSO 1844. Large octavo modern cloth backed boards; 30pp and 22 folding plans, elevations and views. Spots and signs of use - a couple of closed tears - to the plates, a rather good copy. ¶ A good account of the planning and construction of Jebb's prison, the model for modern prisons for the rest of the century. Pentonville was planned, built and run as an experimental model; six years later Jebb announced the experiment satisfactorily concluded. The plates range from a large and handsome isometric view of the prison through to details of the cell doors and windows, a hammock, the toilet, the prison's gong ... and a charming large tinted litho view of the main hall.
AUD 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 601.75 US$ 705.68 | £UK 537.25 | JP¥ 78584] Book number 10135

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