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Cuthbert Heath. Maker of the Modern Lloyd's of London

Antony Brown

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ISBN 10: 0715379429 / ISBN 13: 9780715379424
Published by David & Charles, Great Britain, 1980
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This book, the first-scale biography of any British insurance man, tells the story of the industry's greatest pioneer. Written to mark the centenary of Heath's arrival in the historic Lloyd's market, it traces his career through such innovations as the first burglary policy, insurance against Zeppelins in the First World War, and earthquake and hurricane insurance. A biography is as interesting as its subject, and Cuthbert Heath has been too long ignored as one of the most intriguing figures of British commerce. Heir to a romantic family tradition and the son of a distinguished admiral, he was prevented from joining the Navy because of deafness. Instead, he bought courage, individualism and an unmistakable touch of genius to his chosen field. To him, more than to anyone else,Lloyd's and the London insurance market owes its international pre-eminence today. The author shows how Heath left his mark not only on the company which still bears his name but in the wider context of the world insurance market which continues to operate along the lines that he devised around the turn of the century. Illustrated. Slight foxing to inside D/J. Top corners of D/J very slighty worn. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023498

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Title: Cuthbert Heath. Maker of the Modern Lloyd's ...

Publisher: David & Charles, Great Britain

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Hardback

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