Collection of four Reports Relating to Prison Management and Transportation. PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.

Collection of four Reports Relating to Prison Management and Transportation.

London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1854.

Large thick quarto, contemporary quarter cloth with original gilt morocco label lettered 'Convicts and Prisons 1854'.

Large and impressive collection of four reports commissioned for Parliament concerning the state of English gaols, the future of transportation and bail granted in Irish the courts. The two reports concerning English gaols specifically treat the gaols of Birmingham and Leicester, and provide detailed treatment of all aspects of prison management during an era of sweeping reform. The report treating transportation primarily concerns Western Australia.

Large and impressive collection of four reports commissioned for Parliament concerning the state of English gaols, the future of transportation and bail granted in Irish the courts. The two reports concerning English gaols specifically treat the gaols of Birmingham and Leicester, and provide detailed treatment of all aspects of prison management during an era of sweeping reform. The report treating transportation primarily concerns Western Australia.

Contents as below;

Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the condition and treatment of the prisoners confined in Birmingham Borough Prison, and the conduct, management and discipline of the said prison…London, published January 1854, xxxviii, 500pp.

Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the condition and treatment of the prisoners confined in Leicester County Gaol and House of Correction…London, published January 1854, xvi, 242pp.

Convict Discipline and Transportation. Australian Colonies. Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation. London, published May 1854, xiv, 286pp.

Ireland. Tables showing the number of persons committed or held to bail for trial at the Assizes and Sessions in each County, in the Year 1853…Dublin, printed by Alexander Thom and Sons for HMSO, 1854, 98pp, principally comprising statistical tables.

Condition Report: A little spotting of the fore-edge and preliminary leaves yet overall fine

Price (AUD): $900.00

US$663.11   Other currencies

Ref: #4107582

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