The Labourer's Friend no LXXX-CXV New Series
Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses not only economical to build, but dry, warm, reasonably sound proof, well ventilated, hard wearing and fire proof. Water and internal sanitation were provided, and separate rooms for children of different sexes.