London, New York, Melbourne & Toronto: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army, [nd but 1890]. 285,,xxxi,pp. Large octavo. Black cloth, stamped in gilt. Elaborate color folding plate. Some rubbing to extremities, December 1890 gift inscription on half-title; a few stray marks to cloth; a good, sound copy. Item #WRCLIT69506
First edition (later printing, with the McCorquodale & Co. printer's imprint on the verso of the half-title and at the end, and with the last line of the dedication in the proper font size). Booth founded the Salvation Army in 1878, and published this work the same year that Stanley published IN DARKEST AFRICA. "In this book he analysed the causes of the pauperism and vice of the period, and proposed a remedy by ten expedients. These included land settlement, emigration, rescue work among prostitutes and at the prison-gate, the poor man's bank, and the poor man's lawyer. Money was liberally subscribed, and a large part of the scheme was carried through"- PMM. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 373.