Boston: Various Publishers, 1826-1829. Various Editions. Octavo (22cm.); cloth-backed boards with original paper spine label; 330pp (paginated continuously, but each report with a separate title page); six inserted leaves of woodcut plates. A solid, well-preserved copy with scattered foxing to text; Very Good. First four reports of Timothy Dwight's pioneering Prison Discipline Society, dedicated to the amelioration of the harsh conditions prevailing in American prisons during the early republic. With six woodcut plates, mostly plans of prison buildlings and grounds.