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Chapman-Huston D and Cripps E C  Through a City Archway - The Story of Allen & Hanburys 1715-1954, John Murray, 1954, pp326 plus 46 pages photos.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A comprehensive history of the development of the company from its beginnings as a chemist shop in Lombard Street into an international pharmaceutical company.  3.95

Geoffrey Heyworth: A Memoir, Unilever, 1985, pp71.  No dw.  VG.  Heyworth was chairman of Unilever from 1947-1960.  This monograph consists of a series of brief tributes from those associated with various aspects of his career.  3.95

Jacobs, Joseph J  The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur:  Family, Culture  and Ethics, Macdonald, 1991, pp274.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Founder of the Jacobs Engineering Group, a USA chemical engineering company.  "A warm and engrossing tale of four decades of building a billion dollar engineering firm from the ground up.  Jacobs recounts both his disheartening failures and his stunning successes."  3.95

Pauli, Herta E  Alfred Nobel:  Dynamite King - Architect of Peace, Nicholson & Watson, 1947, pp323.  No dust wrapper.  VG with some yellowing and foxing of pages.  A comprehensive biography.  4.95

Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Centenary Commemoration, April 15th 1941, pp84.  Large format.  No dw.  G+.  A collection of articles providing a general survey of the development of the society.  3.95

Pilcher, Richard B  The Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland History of the Institute 1877-1914, 1914, pp307 with 21 illustrations.  Compiled by direction of the Council of the Institute.  Hb.  No dw.  Fair+.  Corners bumped and some wear to the covers at the top and base of the spine.  7.50

Reader M J  Unilever:  A Short History, Unilever, London, 1960, pp64.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  Appendix with  diagrams of company organisation at various times in its history.  2.95

Reader M J  Fifty Years of Unilever: 1930-1980, Heineman, 1980, pp148Pb.  Fine.  A well-illustrated history.  2.95

Reckitt, Basil N  The History of Reckitt and Sons Limited,  A Brown & Sons, revised edition 1958, pp113.  The dust wrapper is slightly faded and internally repaired, otherwise VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The main products of Reckitt & Sons were Starch, Blue, Grate Polish and Metal Polish including Brasso.  3.95

Smith, R Grenville and Barrie, Alexander  Aspro - How a Family Business Grew Up,  Nicholas International, 1976, pp182.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of how a one-man business was begun in Melbourne in 1915 to produce aspirin and grew into a multi-national group of companies producing a large range of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.  3.95

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