Hardcover, black cloth, lacking dust-jacket. 292 pages, with 16 pages of publisher’s ads appended. Index. Illustrated with 16 full page plates. Published (1937), [from copyright page], no other dates extant. A history of the famous London insurance house. Previous owner’s book-plate inside front cover. Head and heel of spine chipped, affecting title (upper) and publisher (lower). A sound, internally clean and tight copy. Good reading copy.