1789 1ed PRISONS Lazarettos PLAGUE Hospitals Insanity Castles Illustrated Howard

HOWARD, John

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One of the first published, illustrated public health records!

 

Known mostly for his philanthropic endeavors as a prison reformer, John Howard was an English scholar who sought to improve the public health conditions around Europe. He published two major works that focused on the well-being of individuals traveling and those needing care. This work, ‘An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe’, is an investigation of said lazarettos and European quarantine houses, specific to those used during the height of the plague. He also provides the latest inspection concerns with Irish, British, and Scottish prisons.

 

Howard was determined to give accurate descriptions of these establishments. When he was denied access into a lazaretto in Venice, he bought a boat ticket to the city with the qualifier that he was in ‘foul health’ just so he could be admitted into the building to get a precise measure of the conditions. This work is illustrated with truly remarkable engravings depicting castles, hospitals, lazarettos, and maps of such places.

 

In addition to the 23 incredible full-page and folding engravings, this work features a table of the names of prisoners who were sentenced to death or exile from 1749-1771 by Stephen Janssen.

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1789 1ed PRISONS Lazarettos PLAGUE Hospitals Insanity Castles Illustrated Howard

 

One of the first published, illustrated public health records!

 

Known mostly for his philanthropic endeavors as a prison reformer, John Howard was an English scholar who sought to improve the public health conditions around Europe. He published two major works that focused on the well-being of individuals traveling and those needing care. This work, ‘An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe’, is an investigation of said lazarettos and European quarantine houses, specific to those used during the height of the plague. He also provides the latest inspection concerns with Irish, British, and Scottish prisons.

 

Howard was determined to give accurate descriptions of these establishments. When he was denied access into a lazaretto in Venice, he bought a boat ticket to the city with the qualifier that he was in ‘foul health’ just so he could be admitted into the building to get a precise measure of the conditions. This work is illustrated with truly remarkable engravings depicting castles, hospitals, lazarettos, and maps of such places.

 

In addition to the 23 incredible full-page and folding engravings, this work features a table of the names of prisoners who were sentenced to death or exile from 1749-1771 by Stephen Janssen.

 

Item number: #3362

Price: $950

 

HOWARD, John

 

An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe : with various papers relative to the plague : together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals : and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland

 

Warrington : Printed by William Eyres, and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, in London, 1789. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • viii, 259, [11]
    • 23 plates
  • References: PPM 224; Garrison-Morton 1601; Goldsmiths’-Kress no. 13969;
  • First edition point:
    • Price printed below title page imprint. Variant editions without price.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.75in X 9.5in (30cm x 24cm)
  • A very rare title which sells elsewhere for upwards of $3,000

 

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3362

Categories

European History

Medicine & Science

Authors

HOWARD, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete