The Dwellings of the Poor and Weekly Wage-Earners In and…

The Dwellings of the Poor and Weekly Wage-Earners In and around Towns. with an introduction by G.V.Poore, M.D., F.R.C.P.

London Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd [1893] 1901

2nd edition. xvi + 164 + 4 (publishers advert) pp. 3 litho plates, 11 text ills. 8vo, original red cloth. Spine a little soiled, corners slightly bumped else a very good copy. Some leaves uncut. A useful study of the relevant regulations and legislation involved in the provision of housing for the working classes. Includes chapters on drainage, refuse light/ventilation, open space, adjoining spaces etc. The plate facing page 76 shows a 'design for housing the very poor in large towns' by T. Locke Worthington, the volumes author. Thomas Worthington was born in Salford and is best known as the architect responsible for Manchester's Albert Memorial, He was also a Unitarian and had a special interest in social reform, knew Mrs Gaskell and in this book roundly condemned back-to-back housing. The publisher had also published Ebenezer Howard's "Tomorrow a peaceful path to real reform" Hard to find.

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