In darkest England and the way out.

London, Salvation Army, [1890.]

8vo, pp. [8], 285, [1] + xxxi, [1] Appendix + [6] publisher’s advertisements; with a colour folding frontispiece; a good copy in the original publisher’s cloth, spine and upper cover lettered gilt, spine ends a little rubbed, ownership inscription to the front free endpaper crossed out in recent ballpoint.


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First edition. ‘In 1890, the same year that Stanley published In Darkest Africa, Booth published In Darkest England. In this book he analysed the causes of pauperism and vice of the period, and proposed a remedy by ten expedients. These included land settlement, emigration, rescue work among prostitutes and at the prison-gate, the poor man's bank, and the poor man's lawyer. Money was liberally subscribed and a large part of the scheme was carried through’ (PMM).

PMM 373.

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