August 18, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


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State Prison or Penitentiary House, NY, 1801

An Account of the State Prison or Penitentiary House, in the City of New York, By One of the Inspectors of the Prison (Thomas Eddy), printed in New York by Isaac Collins and Son, 1801, with two fold-out plates and two fold-out charts, bound with paper spine over marbled boards, with bookplate of Charles George Moller Jr. In 1796 New York abolished the death penalty for all crimes other than murder and treason. They built this penitentiary to house inmates in present day Greenwich Village. Thomas Eddy, who helped establish the New York penitentiary system, became the prison's first Director, from 1797 to 1801, and wrote this book on his experiences. 6" x 9 1/2". Competitive In-House shipping is available for this lot.

Condition:Front cover very loose, spine with loss, boards with edge wear, binding loose in a few spots, pages with some sporadic staining

Estimate: $80 - $120
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$176
08/18/2021

 

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