The Last Refuge: A Survey of Residential Institutions and Homes for the Aged in England and Wales (Peter Townsend) soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; References; Appendices ;
From the cover: Are communal Homes for the aged necessary in our society, and if so, what form should they take? Starting with these questions Mr. Townsend describes the results of a major survey carried out in England and Wales with the help of all local authorities and many voluntary and professional associations. Visits were paid to a random sample of 173 residential institutions and Homes, and welfare officers, matrons and elderly residents were interviewed.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Council department stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 552 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Social Science catalogue?