A History of Industrial Life Assurance - Dermot MorrahGeorge Allen & Unwin, 1955, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with slight loss at the spine ends. Top corner of the first blank creased. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Industrial life assurance (now popularly known as ‘Home Service Insurance’) began to take shape about a century ago as an attempt on a very small scale to adapt ordinary life assurance to the needs of weekly wage-earners. The companies and societies that conduct the business today receive and invest the savings of many millions of people. Responsibility for organizing so large a part of the nation’s thrift has long subjected the work of the Industrial Life Offices to the test of public debate, in and out of Parliament. This book is an attempt by a layman to explain to other laymen the purposes and processes of industrial assurance, an institution which exercises a far-reaching influence upon the life of the community.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 243 pages.