Here is a nice book about reforming prison conditions and humanizing them that was the basis for a movie of the same name. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
The book deals with the attempts of a warden at Sing Sing Prison in New York to make the prison system a place where the inmates could be made into citizens that could be released into society again. The full title of book is, "20,00 Years in Sing Sing". The book was written by Lewes Lawes, a warden at that prison at one time. This is a first edition of this book issued in 1932. Ray Long and Richard Smith, Inc. of New York. The names of the publishers are machine signed on the inside of the back of the dust cover.
The book has a dust cover with a clear plastic cover over it for protection. You can see that a few pieces of the dust cover are missing on the front, side and back of it. Please view the pictures. The covers and spine are still securely attached to the rest of the book. The book's pages are securely bound together. Some rub to the covers, most notably along the edges of the book covers. The hard covers of the book are a blue color with silver and red embedded lettering and linage.
No musty or mildewy smell. No foxing or brown spotting, or moldiness. Some minor browning to the pages. Some minor pencil markings in one off the front blank pages of the book.
The book is 8.75" tall, by 5.75" across, by 1.75" wide. The book is 412 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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