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The Man from Lisbon - Thomas Gifford

Hamish Hamilton, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Top edges of text block lightly spotted.

From the cover: “The man from Lisbon was Alves Reis. The Swedish match king, Ivar Kreuger, called him that; Sir William Waterlow referred to him loftily as ‘the chap from Lisbon’. But there was nothing anonymous about Alves Reis, the man who perpetrated one of the most astonishing confidence tricks the world has ever known. What he wanted to achieve was nothing less than financial control of Portugal, and his methods were extraordinary.”

Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 418 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.