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HIPPISLEY, Sir John Cox (1748--1825)
Prison labour, &c. Correspondence and communications addressed to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, concerning the introduction of tread-mills into prisons, with other matters connected with the subject of prison discipline. By Sir John Cox Hippisley, Bart. ...
London: printed by William Nicol; sold by G. and W. Nicol, Rivingtons; Hatchard; and Rodwell and Martin, 1823.
[2], iv, [2], 228 p., [1] pl. (fold.); 22.0 cm. (4º)

Printer's imprint of W. Nicol, London on final page. Addressed to Sir Robert Peel. Sir John Cox [Coxe] Hippisley was one of the first managers of the Royal Institution and also served it as treasurer. He was a member of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries and also served as a magistrate in Somerset. He was a proponent of Catholic Emancipation and secured a royal pension from George III for Henry Stuart, Cardinal York, destitute in France at the end of the 18th century.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on the front free-endpaper To J. Soane Esqr [illegible] / with Sir JC. Hippisleys best regards. For Soane's associations with Hippisley see A.T. Bolton, The portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A. (London 1927), pp. 26--7, 99; in her biography John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), Gillian Darley confirms that 'no man was to turn up with greater regularity throughout Soane's life than Coxe Hippisley (p. 49).

Binding Publisher's C19th brown paper boards, printed paper spine-label.

Reference Number 141


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