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Lot 16

State Prison or Penitentiary House, NY, 1801

Estimate: $80 - $120

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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".

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Condition

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

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