New York: Henry Holt, 1915.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 317 pp + publisher's catalogue, with illustrations from photographs and from etchings and drawings by Abraham Philips. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Near fine, with some minor abrasion to the front board. No dust jacket. Bookseller label (Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco) on front pastedown. Lillian Wald, a nurse and humanitarian, founded the Henry Street Settlement on New York's Lower East Side in 1893. It offered low-cost or free health care, social services, and educational programs for the urban poor. In this book she describes the history, activities, and accomplishments of the Settlement, as well as the evolution of public attitudes toward the poor over the past two decades.