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Laws of the Commonwealth for the Government of the Massachusetts State Prison...on the Completion of the New Prison, October 1829.

Illustrated by William Austin (American, 1778–1841), Lithographer Pendleton's Lithography, Boston (American, founded in 1825), Printer Bunker Hill Aurora (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 24.5 x 15.8 x 1.1 cm (9 5/8 x 6 1/4 x 7/16 in.)

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Illustrated book with two lithographs

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(Charlestown: Press of the Bunker Hill Aurora, 1830) 24.5 cm; 112 pp., plus 2 plates; contemporary gray paper wrappers.

Charlestown: Press of the Bunker Hill Aurora, 1830


Inscribed pen and brown ink on outside front wrapper "Messrs Davis & Brooks / New York"; anonymous donor, by whom given to MFA, March 14, 1957.

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Anonymous gift in honor of Francis B. Sayre former Commissioner of Correction