Lloyd's of London. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BROWN, Antony Lloyd's)

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BROWN, Antony. Lloyd's of London. New York : Stein and Day / Publishers, (1974). First American Edition. Pp (4),v-x,(2),3-[198] + 16 pp plates. Index.8vo, red cloth spine with brown paper covered boards, gilt lettering to sp ine. "From a transatlantic shipment of dolphins to a nuclear power station,there is almost nothing that cannot be insured by Lloyd's of London. Lloyd 's, widely known as the company that will insure the "impossible" risk, haslong been an innovator in the insurance world (for instance, Lloyd's was t he first to insure against burglary and loss of jewelry). Yet in the two hundred years since its founding, Lloyd's has grown from a coffee house with a sideline in marine insurance to the most celebrated name in the insurancefield. In America, Lloyd's reputation was secured when its underwriters pa id up promptly on claims arising from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake andfire - a total of over $100,000,000. Lloyd's has continued to be one of th e major insurance companies in the United States, as witnessed by its coverage of the losses caused by Hurricane Betsy in 1965. Today, nearly two thirds of the risks insured by Lloyd's brokers come from the United States, andLloyd's is represented in every major American city." (from the dj). Conte nts : Part One: The Tradition. 1. The Room. 2. The Coffee House. 3. Unlimited Liabilty. Part Two: The Modern Market. 4. America Discovers Lloyd's. 5. The Brokers' Men. 6. Keeping the Coffee House. 7. 'Report Me to Lloyd's'. 8. All Risks. 9. 'Touching the Adventures and Perils...'. 10. The Market Tomorrow. With Glossary and index. Boards smudged, inkstamp to top edge, bookplate, else very good in rubbed, unclipped dusjacket. 20.00

Title: Lloyd's of London. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BROWN, Antony Lloyd's)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Stein and Day / Publishers, New York, 1974, ISBN:0812816714:

Seller ID: 113325

Keywords: INSURANCE ENGLISH BRITISH AMERICAN MERCANTILE SHIPPING BUSINESS HISTORY NAUTICAL,