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(BOOTH, Charles) SMITH, Hubert Llewyllyn [et al.]

New Survey of London Life & Labour
London: P.S. King & Son. Ltd. 1930-35.

9 vols 8vo. (22 x 14 cm) including 2 map portfolio volumes. (Vols 4 and 7). Frontis. portrait of Charles Booth, 13 folding colour printed maps in the 2 portfolios plus numerous other charts, maps tables etc .throughout the other volumes. A made-up set with 5 of the vols (4, 5, 7, 8 & 9) showing different London public library markings e.g. Hammersmith, Camberwell etc, not severe and not affecting the maps save one tiny marginal blind-stamp. The first map in the portfolios shows slight tears without loss at the folds but overall the maps generally in very good condition .

This survey of working class households in London was conducted during 1928-32 (mostly in 1929-31). It was based at the London School of Economic and led by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith. The object was to measure poverty in London in order to chart the changes in living standards (and other aspects of working class life) since Charles Booth's pioneering investigation forty years earlier.
As regards the maps:
Volume one includes 4 large folding maps of transport (railways, underground, trams & buses)
The first portfolio has 7 maps including 5 "Poverty Maps" of eastern parts of London (various sizes up to c. 70 x 100 cm), a small key map to the poverty maps (21 x 25 cm.) and one of "Overcrowding"of the whole city (78 x 99 cm) illustrating the number of inhabitants per room.
The second portfolio has 6 maps of the western half of the city plus a key map.

Price £ 3000.00
Stock Code 51668
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