A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.
With a Foreword by Reginald McKenna.London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936 Stock Code: 134857
NotesFirst edition, presentation issue, one of 350 specially bound copies, with an inserted calligraphic sheet inscribed to Sir Percy Elly Bates (1879-1946, director of the Morning Post and of the cruise line Cunard) by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts "a century of pronounced growth and development in every branch of economic life" (Foreword) and discusses the establishment and expansion of the Midland Bank, among others, in great detail.
Octavo. Bound by Leighton-Straker in contemporary blue levant morocco, red morocco label, spine and covers panelled in gilt, red morocco roundel to front cover with the Midland Bank coat of arms tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut.
Portrait frontispiece, folding diagram to rear, and numerous full-page illustrations to the text.
Spine a little sunned, patches of light discolouration to covers, very minor wear around slipcase extremities. A very good copy.
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