Poverty Lane. H. Hessell TILTMAN.

Poverty Lane.

London: Williams and Norgate, 1926. [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION, EX LIBRIS CLEMENT ATTLEE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.318 [2]. Publisher's yellow cloth with black titles to spine and upper. Attlee's distinctive monogram bookplate to front pastedown. Light spotting and browning to preliminaries and edges. Lower 5cm of upper hinge split. Heavy wear and marking to cloth; spine toned. Significant loss to base of spine, with old rough brown tape repairs. Fair. A political novel exploring the injustice of the unemployment and inadequate political representation of the industrial poor. Tiltman's main career was as a foreign correspondent for newspapers, specialising in the Far East. Item #56879

From the library of Clement Attlee (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1945-1951), and his wife Violet.

Price: £38.00

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