First published in 1972, Victorian Aspirations is the story of the personal struggles and achievements of Charles and Mary Booth, as remembered by their families and as revealed in private family papers, especially in their letters to each other. Charles Booth started his investigations into the social conditions of the English lower classes at the critical moment in the history of social reform. From this work, he produced Life and Labour of the People in London, a comprehensive and instructive account of the condition of the London poor. All seventeen volumes were carefully revised and corrected by his wife Mary.
This book reveals a detailed and fascinating picture of the way of life of the late Victorian intelligentsia and provides interesting glimpses of many well-known figures of English public life who were relatives and friends of the Booths, such as Macaulay and the Webbs. It will be of particular interest to students of Victorian social history.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1972. hardcover. Book Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Illus. with photos (illustrator). 1st edition. 8vo, 231 pp., Inscribed & signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 061286
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. First. 240pp B/W illustrations throughout. Inscribed and signed with letter by author. . CLASSIC TEXT. excellent reference/review. VERY GOOD PLUS COPY IN LIKE D/W. PARROTT BOOKS - established for over 15 years offering a prompt friendly and efficient service. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Letter Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 022457
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The dust jacket is tatty and torn. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007366150
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Cracks in binding. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-A-011-00921
Book Description Allen & Unwin (1972), London, 1972. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 240. Appendices, index. Illustrated with photographs. Paper over boards. A nice copy in very slightly chipped dj. Charles wrote the 17-volume "Life and labour of the people in London," his wife Mary was his editor. Bookseller Inventory # 51186
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1973 First Edition. Hardback. No Dustjacket., 1973. 8vo. pp 240. Signed presentation copy from the author to 'Rab and Molly - another partnership'. 'Rab'= Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden (9 December 1902 – 8 March 1982).ISBN: 004923059X Very slight fading otherwise very good. Bookseller Inventory # A82815
Book Description 1972. George Allen & Unwin. Hardback. Book - VG. DJ - VG. Bookseller Inventory # 19577
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Booth, a Victorian man of business, a merchant, shipowner and manufacturer, came to make outstanding contributions to British sociology and social policy; its underlying theme is the problem of social change and the discovery of methods of bringing it under control. Some wear and tear to jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043831