New York: Columbia University Press, 1948. Hardcover. 8vo (8.5 in, 21.6 cm). xvi, 387 pp.
First edition: Educator, leader, and civil rights proponent, Frank John Bruno (1874-1955) was among the first to call for the government to provide public assistance and social insurance. Bruno was president of the American Association of Social Workers and the National Conference of Social Work. "Dr. Bruno, fortified by forty years in the practice and teaching of social work, has produced a concise survey of the thinking that took place during the early growth of the social consciousness of America... " - front flap
NUC 0893830. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 1971, Vol. I, 87. Original blue cloth, silver lettered spine, emblem of National Conference of Social Work in blind to front cover. Top edge blue. Ownership name and date to front endpapers. Dust jacket top edges chipped. Tight and clean first edition in dust jacket. Near fine / good only. Item #1066