the streets of london - the booth notebooks - south east
Jess Steele (Series Editor). Published by Deptford Forum Publishing Ltd, 1997.
Paperback, (245 x 170 x 15mm). 318 pages. 15 colour plates of Charles Booth's maps descriptive of London's poverty. Black and white illustrations throughout.
Generally very good condition: tight binding, no inscriptions of other marks; very, very minor bumping to corners of front cover.
A labour of love! A transcription of the notebooks compiled by Charles Booth's investigators' on their walks around the streets of South-East London in the late nineteenth century that led to the publication of 'Life and Labour of the People in London' (1889-1903). Booth's study of the source of poverty remains "the starting point for any serious discussion of the subject ever since". A classic and fascinating insight into the area as it appeared at that period. Plus ça change...