Funding the Ladder: The Passmore Edwards Legacy
London: Francis Boutle 2011
274pp with colour and duotone illustrations throughout. 4to in wrappers, fine. New copy. Survey of the buildings funded by John Passmore Edwards, a publishing magnate and philanthropist born in 1823. Mostly located in London and Cornwall, these include schools, almshouses, art galleries, libraries and museums. Many remain standing, a testament to Victorian concepts of social responsibility and Passmore's own passionate beliefs in reform.