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GREAT BRITAIN. Commissioners appointed to enquire into the state and management of the prison in Coldbath-Fields
Report of the commissioners appointed by His Majesty, to enquire into the state and management of the prison in Coldbath-Fields, with the copy of the commission of enquiry, and the appendix, ... Printed by order of the House of Commons. Second edition.
London: printed by J. Davenport, for J.S. Jordan; sold also by the booksellers in Piccadilly and at the Royal Exchange, [1800?].
[4], 92 p. ; 20.9 cm. (8°)

Page [4] is misnumbered 6. Title-page with watermarked date '1799'. Eight commissioners were appointed on 2 September 1800 to investigate abuses which were alleged to have occurred at the Middlesex House of Correction in Clerkenwell since the opening of the new prison in September 1794. Their report was complete by 1 November 1800. The 'copy' of the commission printed here is dated 'Crown Office, 15th December 1800', this being presumably the date on which the copy (as opposed to the original) was issued for the purpose of publication.

Copy Notes With Soane's pencilled aide-memoires in margins of pp. 64, 65, 67, & 70--73.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Randall On The Dry Rot &c &c'., numbered '23' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29).

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