London: Constable, (1942). First Edition. 8vo, pp. xvii, 297. Index. Foreword by Reginald Rowe. Illustrated. Green cloth. Cover little rippled, and bumped at edges, edges of leaves spotted, o/w a VG tight copy. Item #51179
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 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.