SIMON, Sir John.

English Sanitary Institutions, reviewed in their course of development, and in some of their political and social relations.

London: Cassell & Company,1890

8vo, pp. xv, 496, (16) adverts. Newspaper cutting pasted to rear free endpaper and pencilled notes on pastedown. Original brown cloth, ends of spine neatly repaired.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 1650: “One of the best accounts of the development of public health in Great Britain in the 19th century. It is a mine of information and greatly influenced modern developments and legislation on public health.” “…the book discusses and reviews the history of public health and, in particular, of central administration, from the earliest times to the late 1880s, concentrating naturally on the nineteenth century. So accurate is its scholarship, so shrewd its judgment and so enduring its wisdom that it still nowadays, seventy years after its appearance, remains the authoritative work on its theme in general” (Lambert, Sir John Simon 1816–1904 and English social administration, pp .583–584). See also Frazer, History of English public health 1834–1939, pp. 42–44.


In stock

Unsure of some of these terms? Click here to download a copy of Carter & Barker, ABC for Book Collectors (2006), which has full explanations.