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    Pair of Rare 19th Century Books Dealing With Prisons and Prisoners in England including Joseph Adshead. Prisons and Prisoners. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1845. First edition. Quarto. xvii, [13]-320 pages. With presentation inscription by the author on the third front free endpaper. With frontispiece engraving by George Cruikshank and folding plate of Pentonville Prison. [and] Henry Mayhew and John Binny. The Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life. London: Griffin, Boh, and Company, 1862. First edition. Quarto. xii, 634 pages. With numerous illustrations from photographs including a folding frontispiece of London traffic as seen from the top of St. Paul's cathedral. Though not part of a set both volumes have been uniformly bound in half leather and buckram over boards. Decoration is stamped in gilt within six compartments between five raised bands on the spine. Titles are stamped in gilt on morocco labels. Both volumes are also uniform in wear and condition displaying shelf wear at the extremities and slight scuffing to the boards. The joints are tender and are just starting to crack. The contents of both volumes are sound. Overall the pair are in very good condition. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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