A View of the character and public services of the late John Howard, Esq. LL.D. F.R.S.

London, J. Johnson, 1792.

8vo, pp. [2], 248; with frontispiece portrait of Howard; some damp staining to portrait; very good in recent quarter orange cloth over cream boards, spine lettered in gilt.


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First edition of this biography of the philanthropist and prison reformer John Howard (1726?–1790), by his friend and editorial assistant John Aikin. ‘This useful biography went through three English editions, and it was also translated into German and French. Its value lies mainly in its factual detail, for it contains letters and other information not subsequently available. Besides this, it is a personal memoir’ (Southwood, p. 11).

ESTC T85577.

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