The dwellings of the poor and weekly wage-earners in and around towns. with an introduction by G.V.Poore, M.D., F.R.C.P.
London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co 1893.
Octavo. xv + (1) + 164pp, 3 litho plates, 11 text ills, (4)pp adverts. Publisher’s cloth, bumped at head of spine and spine darkened, but a good, clean copy internally. Old pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper.
A useful and well-informed study of the issues involved in the provision of housing for the working classes, with discussions of the relevant building regulations and of other related legislation, chapters on contemporary practice in France, and summaries of the work being carried out in this field by charitable and philanthropic organisations. The volume’s author, Thomas Locke Worthington (1862-1941), a junior member of a notable Manchester-based architectural dynasty, was himself a practising architect, ARIBA 1887, and one of the plates illustrates his own design for two large apartment blocks “for housing the very poor in large towns”.