First edition (1913) of this well-known study of families living on an income of approximately a pound a week in Lambeth, South London and how they managed, including food, housing, clothing, marriage, work, and children. Eye-opening at the time, and perhaps even more so today.
Maud Pember Reeves (1865-1953, credited as "Mrs. Pember Reeves" in this book) was a member of the Fabian Society interested in socialism and the suffragette movement.
Red boards with title on front and spine. No dust jacket. Spine is a little faded and bumped, and there is small stain on the top page ends and some foxing to end papers. Pages appear unmarked, binding is sound, and the book is in very good condition for its age.