London, South Kensington
11 May 2001
JACOB A. RIIS
The Battle with the Slum, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1902.
Illustrated with 92 plates plus a frontispiece portrait of A Valiant Battler with the Slum, blue cloth, titled with author's credit in gilt on front cover and on spine, 8°.
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