Lloyd's of London — A Study in Individualism - D. E. W. GibbMacMillan & Co., 1957, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Upper panel a little scuffed and marked. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tape remnants to the second blank, small newspaper article taped to the last blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS BOOK traces the history of Lloyd’s from 1688 to the present time. It describes the transition from Edward Lloyd’s seventeenth-century coffee-house, by very gradual stages, to the unique insurance market of today. First the genuine coffee-house, then the coffeehouse plus facilities for ship-owners and travellers; the meeting-place for marine brokers and underwriters; the removal to the Royal Exchange; its activity during the Napoleonic wars; its early dabbling in fire insurance; its great service to fire and accident business during the present century; and the debt that present members of Lloyd’s owe to their predecessors. It is the story of how a collection of individuals has been able to combine the enterprise of individual trading with the financial strength of a great insurance market. The writer of the book has been engaged in Lloyd’s business for fifty years and for thirteen years was a member of Lloyd’s Committee.”
Size: 9½" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 387 pages.