The York Buildings Company : A Chapter in Scotch History. Read before the Institutes of Bankers and Chartered Accountants, Glasgow, 19th February, 1883.
Edinburgh: Bratton Publishing Limited, 1973. Later printing. Very good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Wear along edges of boards minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along edges with some small tears on head and heel of spine and some scuffing to covers. Edges of dj have been taped over by previous owner. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Page edges are lightly browned and have minor foxing. 131 pages with notes, appendix, and index. A study of this 17th and 18th century company in Great Britain, which began and eneded as a waterworks company, but in its prime was a leading buyer of estates. This practice also emboiled the comapny in politica and financial scandals, and it was finally shuttered in 1829. Very Good in Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 16475)