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Barnard R W  A Century of Service:  The Story of the Prudential 1848-1948, pp139, 1948.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Slight dents on edge of the front and rear covers else VG.  A history of the Prudential Insurance Company with the Prudential crest on the front cover.  £3.95

Barty-King, Hugh  The Baltic Exchange: Baltick Coffee House to Baltic Exchange 1744 – 1994, Quiller Press, 1994, pp177.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  "In 1744 the owners of a coffee house in Threadneedle Street in London changed its name from the Virginia and Maryland to the Virginia and Baltick. That change effectively marks the beginning of what is now the Baltic Exchange. This book traces the events of the 250 years that have passed since then, and looks closely at the commercial world in which members of the Exchange now operate."  £5.95

Bellman, Harold  Bricks and Mortals, Hutchinson, 1949, pp228.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  A Study of the Building Society Movement and the Abbey National Society 1849-1949.  £3.95

Bishop, James  The Sedgwick Story, Sedgwick, 1998, pp144.  Pb.  VG+.  A history of the insurance brokers, Segwick’s from the foundation of the company in 1879 until it was taken over by Marsh and McLennan in 1997.  £3.95

Cleaver, George and Pamela  The Union Discount:  A Centenary Album, Union Discount Company, 1985, pp128.  Hb. VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Traces the history of the two companies that amalgamated to form The Union Discount Company of London.  £3.95

Clegg C  Friend In Deed, Stone and Cox Limited, 1958, pp160.  Hb.  No Dw.  G+ with sunned spine.  The centenary history of the Refuge Assurance Company from its early beginnings in 1858 as the Refuge Friend in Deed Life Assurance and Sick Fund Friendly Society.  £4.95

Cockerell, Hugh  Lloyd’s of London: A Portrait, Woodhead-Faulkner, 1984, pp157.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Describes the institution of Lloyd’s and its operation.  £4.95  

Coopey, Richard and Clarke, Donald  3i: Fifty Years Investing in Industry, OUP, 1995, pp459.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Investors in Industry (3i) was founded in 1945 to supply long term finance to small and medium sized businesses.  This authoritative study examines 3i’s role over the following 50 years and reaches some surprising conclusions in the process.  £5.95

Dunning, John H and Morgan, E Victor (Directors and Editors)  An Economic Study of the City of London, Economics Advisory Group, A&U, 1971, pp460.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The first comprehensive economic study of the city of London.  With the following chapters: Historical Review, The Present Economic Structure of the City, The City as an Economic Unit, Forces Likely to Influence the Future Shape of the City, Banking and Finance, Trade, Commerce and the Port, Traffic in the City of London, and Miscellaneous Activities£5.95

Ellis, Aytoun  Heir of Adventure:  The Story of Brown, Shipley & Co. Merchant Bankers 1810-1960, published privately, 1960, pp165.  Hb.  Some staining on the dust wrapper otherwise VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the company.  £4.95

Fryer, Martin  A Newcastle Century: One Hundred Years of Newcastle P & I Association, Newcastle Protection & Indemnity, 1987, pp156.  Hb.  Fine/VG+. Company crest in gold on the cover.  The history of a marine insurance company told by its 96 year old former general manager who was associated with the company for over 78 yrs.  £4.95

Geddes, Philip  Inside the Bank of England, Boxtree, 1987, pp178.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A study of the changing role of the Bank.  £3.95

Gibb D E W  Lloyd’s of London  A Study in Individualism, Macmillan, 1957, pp387.  Hb.  VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history from 1688 to the present time.  £4.95

Healey, Edna  Coutts & Co. 1692-1992:  The Portrait of a Private Bank, Hodder & Stoughton, 1992, pp488.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A tercentenary history of Coutts & Company.  £4.95  

Holmes A R and Green E  Midland 150 Years of Banking Business, Batsford, 1986, pp352.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The spine of dust wrapper is slightly faded.  A comprehensive history of one of the major clearing banks, now part of HSBC.  £4.95

Jenkins A  The House of Man, 1985, Rainbird Publishing, pp176.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  Well-illustrated in both colour & black & white.  E. D. & F. Man have been brokers in sugar and other commodities for over 200 years.  £3.95  

The Mitsui Bank:  A History of the First 100 Years, Mitsui Bank, 1976, pp192.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A history of the oldest private bank in Japan.  Includes a letter from the chairman, Goro Koyama.  £5.95

Newman, Peter C  Company of Adventurers Volume 1, Viking, 1985, pp413.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A sweeping chronicle of the Hudson’s Bay Company supported by careful research.  £6.95

Reed M C  A History of James Capel & Co., James Capel, 1975, pp129.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.    One of the oldest firms of stockbrokers in Britain, with a 200 year history.  £4.95

Rothchild, John  Going for Broke, Simon & Schuster, 1991, pp286.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  How Robert Campeau bankrupted the retail industry, jolted the junk bond market and brought the booming Eighties to a crashing halt.  £3.95  

Salmon A G  The History of Wilde Sapte 1785-1985 with Some Account of the Wilde Family,  A.G. Salmon, 1985, pp189.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Wilde Sapte have practised continuously as solicitors in the City of London since 1785.  This book traces the history of the firm from its beginnings under Thomas Wilde in 1785 through five generations of the Wilde family.  £3.95

Slinn, Judy  Linklaters and Paines:  The First One Hundred and Fifty Years, Longman, 1987, pp260.  In association with Debrett’s History Research Limited.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of one of the largest firms of solicitors in the City.  £3.95  

Toulson, Norman  The Squirrel and the Clock:  National Provident Institution 1835-1985, Henry Melland, 1985, pp140.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  £3.95

Tregoning, David and Cockerell, Hugh  Friends for Life:  Friends’ Provident Life Office 1832-1982, Henry Melland, 1982, pp196.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The history of Friends’ Provident Mutual Life Office, founded in Yorkshire in 1832 by the religious Society of Friends, the Quakers.  £3.95  

William Deacon’s Bank 1771-1970, published privately, 1971, pp180.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A bicentenary history of William Deacon’s bank which became part of Williams & Glyn’s bank in 1970.  £4.95  

Winsbury, Rex  Thomas McLintock and Company:  The First Hundred Years 1877-1977, privately printed, 1977, pp164.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The story of a Glasgow based accounting firm.  £3.95

Wright, Charles and Fayle, C. Ernest  A History of Lloyd’s:  From the founding of Lloyd’s coffee house to the present day, MacMillan, 1928, p475.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  A comprehensive and authoritative history, based on unrestricted access to Lloyd’s records.  £9.50  

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