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New Technology New Markets: W H Smith Through the Centuries
1 New Technology New Markets: W H Smith Through the Centuries
William Heinemann Smith Plc No date given Card Covers Near Fine Illustrated in colour 
36pp 103460 
Price: 3.15 GBP
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This is Whitbread, Anon
2 Anon This is Whitbread
Whitbread & Co. No date given [1978] Staple bound card covers Very Good Illustrated with colour photographs 
48pp. 664035 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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3 Ansett, Bob, with Robert Pullan Bob Ansett, an autobiography
John Kerr (Aus) 1986 Hardback with dust wrapper Fine Fine black-and-white photographs 
The founder of Budget Car Rentals in Australia tells of how he built his business from scratch and of the full story of his relations with his business rival father 116379 
Price: 5.40 GBP
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A Bank in Battledress: Being the story of Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) during the second world war 1939-45, Author unknown
4 Author unknown A Bank in Battledress: Being the story of Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas) during the second world war 1939-45
Capetown: printed for private circulation. 1948 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper. Good to Very Good Good Illustrated with black-and-white plates . Map endpapers. 
Some spotting and discolouration to boards. Wrapper (now protected) has edge wear, notably at spine ends. 580047 
Price: 19.35 GBP
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The Building Of The House: Houghton Mifflin's Formative Years, Ballou, Ellen B
5 Ballou, Ellen B The Building Of The House: Houghton Mifflin's Formative Years
Houghton Mifflin Company 1970 0006915006 Hardback With Dust Wrapper Fine. Very Good. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs 
Wrapper (now protected) has light edge wear. 695 pp. including notes, bibliography and comprehensive index. A detailed history of the celebrated publishing house. 688343 
Price: 13.50 GBP
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What's Behind the Name?, Baren, Maurice E.
6 Baren, Maurice E. What's Behind the Name?
Readers Digest 1986 Staple bound card covers Very Good Illustrated in colour and black-and-white with period photographs, facsimile promotional material, etc. 
48pp. 664070 
Price: 3.95 GBP
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The Rise and Fall of Marks & Spencer, Bevan, Judi
7 Bevan, Judi The Rise and Fall of Marks & Spencer
Profile Books 2001 186197289X / 9781861972897 First Edition Hardback with Dust Wrapper Very Good Very Good Illustrated with black-and-white photographs 
The story of the attempted boardroom coup which rocked Marks & Sparks to its core. 567152 
Price: 5.36 GBP
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A Miller's Tale. A History of J.Bibby & Sons Ltd., Liverpool.  [COPY SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS], Bibby, J B and C L
8 Bibby, J B and C L A Miller's Tale. A History of J.Bibby & Sons Ltd., Liverpool. [COPY SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS]
Privately published by J Bibby & Sons 1978 First Edition Hardback with Dust Wrapper. Fine. Fine. Illustrated with 40 black-and-white plates. 
Wrapper protected in clear acetate (removable) 218pp. A Centenary history of the milling company founded in 1878. 691034 
Price: 37.50 GBP
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A Batsford Century, Bolitho, Hector (Ed)
9 Bolitho, Hector (Ed) A Batsford Century
B T Batsford 1943 First Edition Hardback no dust wrapper Very Good Illustrated with mono photos. 
Some shelf wear and foxing. 148pp. Top edge gilt, other edges rough-trimmed. . A presentation copy with publishers compliments slip tipped in on front endpaper. The centenary history of the Architectural Booksellers & Publishers. 112884 
Price: 6.75 GBP
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Thomas Cook:  150 years of popular tourism, Brendon, Piers
10 Brendon, Piers Thomas Cook: 150 years of popular tourism
Martoin Secker and Warburg 1991 0436199939 / 9780436199936 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Very Good Very Good Illustrated in colour and black-and-white with photographs, art works, facsimile documents, etc. 
Light shelf wear Wrapper now protected in removable clear acetate sleeve. (xii), 372pp including manuscript sources, notes, bibliography and index . Thomas Cook (1808-1892) was born to John and Elizabeth Cook, in the village of Melbourne, Derbyshire. In 1841, with the opening of the extended Midland Counties Railway, he arranged to take a group of 540 temperance campaigners from Leicester Campbell Street station to a rally in Loughborough, eleven miles away. The rest, as they say, is History. 747097 
Price: 7.65 GBP
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Who Cares for Animals, Brown, Anthony
11 Brown, Anthony Who Cares for Animals
William Heinemann 1974 043490189X / 9780434901890 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Near Fine Very Good Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout 
Wrapper shows signs of wear. 234pp including appendices and index. Especially written for the RSPCA's 150th anniversary An intimate picture of what has become of the worlds most powerful agency for animal welfare. 195590 
Price: 5.36 GBP
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Bank of Scotland 1695 - 1995: A very singular institution, Cameron, Alan
12 Cameron, Alan Bank of Scotland 1695 - 1995: A very singular institution
Mainstream Publishing 1995 1851586911 / 9781851586912 Hardback with Dust Wrapper Near Fine Very Good or Better Illustrated in colour 
Issued to mark the tercentenary of the founding of the Bank. With presentation slip from the General Manager 527298 
Price: 3.56 GBP
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13 Cameron, Alan Bank of Scotland 1695-1995 - a very singular institution.
Mainstream Publishing 1995 1851586911 / 9781851586912 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper. Fine Fine Illustrated in colour 
Lovely clean copy - probably never opened. Issued to mark the tercentenary of the founding of the Bank. 117173 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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14 Cameron, Alan Bank of Scotland 1695-1995; A Very Singular Institution
Mainstream Publishing 1995 1851586911 / 9781851586912 Hardback with dust wrapper. Fine Fine Amply Illustrated in colour and mono throughout text 
Issued to mark the tercentenary of the founding of the Bank. With presentation slip from the General Manager 116101 
Price: 5.40 GBP
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Chandler's Travels. A Tour Of The Life Of Harry Chandler., Carter, John
15 Carter, John Chandler's Travels. A Tour Of The Life Of Harry Chandler.
Quiller Press 1985 090762149X / 9780907621492 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Fine Near Fine Illustrated with black and white Photos 
168pp including appendices and index. The story of Harry Chandler is a true 'rags to riches' tale. His 50 years in the travel trade cover the growth of the massive package holiday industry. There is the building up of a multi-million pound business, not from London or a chain of offices all over the country, but from a single office at Upminster, in Essex - a trade in package holidays abroad that began when a young Harry and his best friend embarked on a cycle tour of Germany in 1934. But his life has not always been bound up with the travel business, he had a very interesting war, trapped in Switzerland, being a Policeman and then Military Intelligence to serve in the Middle and Far East. 195593 
Price: 3.56 GBP
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Back From The Brink: An Apocalyptic Experience, Edwardes, Michael
16 Edwardes, Michael Back From The Brink: An Apocalyptic Experience
Collins 1983 0002170744 / 9780002170741 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper. Fine Very Good 
Five years in charge of British Leyland. In the late '70s and early '80s . Wrapper shows signs of wear. 570058 
Price: 5.36 GBP
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A World-Wide Business., Finch, Robert
17 Finch, Robert A World-Wide Business.
Cadbury Bros / University of London Press 1948 First Edition Hardback without dust wrapper. Very Good Illustrated with mono plates 
Cadburys initiated a project to study the geography of their industry; what emerges is that even just after the war they were becoming a multi-national business. 106103 
Price: 13.50 GBP
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18 Fryer Martin A Newcastle Century 1886-1986 - One Hundred Years of Newcastle P&I Association
Newcastle P&I Association 1987 0951295004 / 9780951295007 First Edition Hardback with Dust Wrapper Near Fine Near Fine Illustrated with mono photographs 
The history of a Newcastle insurance company. Normal Shelf wear 117052 
Price: 3.83 GBP
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19 Gardner, Charles British Aircraft Corporation - A History
Batsford 1981 0713438150 / 9780713438154 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper. Near Fine Very Good but price clipped Illustrated with mono photo plates 
The 17 year lifespan of the company encompassed all the political, economic and technological upheavals which transformed the aerospace industry worldwide. Its history is the history of the whole industry in microcosm. Wrapper has edge wear 117270 
Price: 5.40 GBP
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20 Gibb, D.E.W Lloyd's of London - A study in individualism
Macmillan 1957 Hardback with Dust Wrapper Very Near Fine Very Good 
Traces the history of Lloyds from its origins in Edward Lloyd's Coffee House in 1688. Dust wrapper slightly foxed 116618 
Price: 6.75 GBP
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