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Octavia Hill's Bound Copies of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress: Vol I,. Being Parts I to VI of the Majority Report; Vol. II., Being Part VII to the End of the Majority Report' - both reprinted from the Parliamentary Paper of Session 1909; Separate Report by the Rev. Prebendary H. Russell Wakefield, Mr Francis Chandler, Mr George Lansbury and Mrs Sidney Webb (Three Volumes Bound for Octavia Hill by Jas Truscott & Son) by  Octavia; Hill - First Edition, Second Printing  - 1909 - from Bath and West Books, PBFA and Biblio.com

Octavia Hill's Bound Copies of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress: Vol I,. Being Parts I to VI of the Majority Report; Vol. II., Being Part VII to the End of the Majority Report' - both reprinted from the Parliamentary Paper of Session 1909; Separate Report by the Rev. Prebendary H. Russell Wakefield, Mr Francis Chandler, Mr George Lansbury and Mrs Sidney Webb (Three Volumes Bound for Octavia Hill by Jas Truscott & Son)

by Hill, Octavia;

Condition: Near Fine


London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1909. First Edition, Second Printing . Half Leather. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the library of social reformer Octavia Hill (1838-1912). Bound in half blue calf with raised bands, leather title labels, gilt ruling, gilt vol. nos. and dates to spines. Pebbled blue cloth with OCTAVIA HILL and coat of arms of the House of Commons stamped in gilt to upper boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Bookbinder's labels for "Jas Truscott & Son Ltd./ Contractors for/ Bookbinding to/ H.M. Government" to eps. 1929 stamp of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library to front and rear blanks and fold-out charts and a LSHTM Presentation bookplate (not filled in) to rear pastedown of Vol. III so assume the books were donated at this point. The 'Separate Report' has a short introduction stating the authors were unable to agree with the Report of the majority and have set forth their own suggested reforms. The three volumes are in excellent condition overall with rubbing/bumping to corners; reinforced hinges; no inscriptions or internal markings other than aforementioned library stamps. A unique item. Heavy set. Standard U.K. postage covered by default charge but you may receive a request for extra postage for other services.


Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Bath and West Books, PBFA GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004315
  • Title: Octavia Hill's Bound Copies of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress: Vol I,. Being Parts I to VI of the Majority Report; Vol. II., Being Part VII to the End of the Majority Report' - both reprinted from the Parliamentary Paper of Session 1909; Separate Report by the Rev. Prebendary H. Russell Wakefield, Mr Francis Chandler, Mr George Lansbury and Mrs Sidney Webb (Three Volumes Bound for Octavia Hill by Jas Truscott & Son)
  • Author: Hill, Octavia;
  • Format/binding: Half Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, Second Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1909
  • Keywords: Working Class; History; Poor Laws; Poverty; Charity; Politics; Housing; Nineteenth Century; Twentieth Century; Antiquarian & Fine Bindings; Octavia Hill's Library; Politics & Government; Signed & Limited Editions;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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