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A History of James Capel & Co. - M. C. Reed

Produced by Longman Group Limited for Private Circulation by James Capel & Co., 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-tanned with rubbing to the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Erratum slip laid in.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “James Capel & Co., one of the oldest firms of stockbrokers in Britain, has been trading for two hundred years. This history has been prepared to mark the occasion. It traces the evolution of the firm from its establishment in the 1770s by Edmund and Philip Antrobus, through the long career of James Capel, who joined the firm in 1806 and later gave it his name, and on to the present day. The book examines the firm’s business at different stages of its development. It sets out the particular family and business connections, notably with the West End banks and with the investment trust movement, which gave the firm a special character and contributed to its continuity. In addition, the various firms which have amalgamated with Capels are noted.

As well as outlining the development of the firm, this book also throws interesting sidelights on the history of the Stock Exchange. It shows the effects of particular stock market developments on an individual firm, and notes the part played by Capels’ partners in the administration of the early Stock Exchange. It also provides an example of how a Stock Exchange firm operated, showing how a partnership firm evolved over several generations and illustrating how the demands on the firm and its staff have changed since the war’.

This study will be of interest to students of the development of the Stock Exchange and the City, as well as those who are primarily concerned with the history of the firm itself.”


Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 129 pages.
£8.50

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