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Paris: H. Fournier, 1833. Illustrated at rear with 5 plates depicting prisons and their floor plans, 3 folding. (iv), (viii), 439 pages. 8vo, attractively bound in contemporary 1/4 black calf; marbled boards and endpapers (minor rubbing to extremities; light foxing throughout). Paris: H. Fournier Jeune, 1833. First edition. A very good(+) copy. In 1831 Beaumont and De Tocqueville were commissioned by the French government to examine America's latest prisons, which were renowned for their innovative approaches to penology. Their nine-month.....
London: Methuen, 1917. Illus. 8vo, original blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled, ex-lib, corners bumped, scattered light foxing to margins, including margins of some illustrations. London: Methuen, (1917). Author was an British journalist living in Berlin. He was arrested on suspicion of espionage and kept in the Ruhleben Prison Camp.