John Howard Esq.rLiterary Magazine.
Published as the Act directs: August 1791 by C. Forster N 41 Poultry.
Etching and engraving. Plate 190 x 127mm. 7½ x 5". Uncut.
John Howard (1726?-1790), was a prison reformer and social campaigner. He experienced imprisonment himself in France in 1756. It was not until 1773 when he became High Sherriff of Bedfordshire that he initiated an important campaign to transform prision conditions. He spent a lot of his time visiting prisons in Britain and Europe, leading him to write his influential book "The State of Prisons", first published in 1777. A highly resrved man, Howard shunned public recognition throughout his life.
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