With the rare fourth volume on those that will not work, comprising, prostitutes, thieves, swindlers and beggars

Mayhew, Henry. London Labour and the London Poor: The Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, and Will Not Work.

London, Charles Griffin & Co. / Griffin, Bohn, & Co., 1862-[1864].

8vo. 4 vols. With portrait to vol. 2, 91 wood-engraved plates, a map, and 48 pages of maps and tables at end of the last volume. Original gilt and blind-tooled cloth, vol. 4 larger and bound in contemp. red half morocco over marbled boards with gilt spine; marbled endpapers and edges.


Second edition of the main work; includes the first edition of the supplementary fourth volume with a slightly different subtitle ("Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work ..."), which deals exclusively with those who will not work - in particular, prostitutes, thieves, swindlers and beggars. This volume includes contributions by various other authors. "A groundbreaking and influential survey" of the poor population of London, based upon newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle, and first published in bookform between 1851 and 1862. A few of these articles are here found bound at the end of the supplementary volume.

Inner hinges of vol. 3 weak, very light wear to spine ends. Generally in fine condition.

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