London: Hutchinson, (1956). First Edition. 8vo, pp. 208. Bibliography, index. Illustrated with portraits and photographs. Rust cloth. Top edges spotted, o/w a VG tight copy in chipped and somewhat soiled dj. Item #51178
Octavia Hill (1838 – 1912) was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born into a family with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty, she herself grew up in straitened circumstances owing to the financial failure of her father. With no formal schooling, she worked from the age of 14 for the welfare of working people. - Wikipedia.