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Salvation Army interest - In Darkest England and the Way Out by General William Booth - London : International Headquarters of the Salvation Army, 1890. 1st Edition.
From the personal Library of the Headmaster of a religious private school - In Darkest England and the Way Out by General William Booth - London : International Headquarters of the Salvation Army, 1890. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. William Booth was a 19th-century British Methodist who is most-known for establishing the Salvation Army. His theories on socialism and care for others helped shape approaches to civilized welfare. His best-selling book In Darkest England was a contrast to the idea of Darkest Africa which was considered poor and underprivileged to the life in England. Booth s controversial stance was that post-Industrial Revolution England was no better off than the life in Africa.Condition: No dust jacket. Boards scuffed and bumped to corners and spine ends. Finger crush to spine ends. Creased top corner to rear board. Boards and page block tight. Pages clean. Paste down book plate to inside front board. School name rubber stamp to front endpaper and pen number. Beautiful full colour fold-out illustration to endpaper in very good condition. 845g