THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF BANKING IN IRELAND: Noel Simpson THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF BANKING IN IRELAND: Noel Simpson THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF BANKING IN IRELAND: Noel Simpson THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF BANKING IN IRELAND: Noel Simpson

THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF BANKING IN IRELAND

Noel Simpson

Published by Blackstaff Press Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1975
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First impression of the true first edition. Colour frontispiece of Head Office, Waring Street, Belfast Bank. Thirty black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Double-page Map of Belfast, 1822 from 'The History of the Town of Belfast' by George Benn to front and rear endpapers. ***Near fine in green-red duo-chrome cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Brown front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns. Neat gift inscription in black biro to second front free endpaper - 'with all good wishes and many thanks for all your help, Andy'. Edges of boards slightly rubbed. Head and tail of sine slightly rubbed and bumped. No inscriptions. Tiny spots of foxing to top edge and fore-edge of text-block. Spine tight. ***In a very good colour illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 7.50. Edges of dustwrapper slightly creased, browned and rubbed. Spine of dustwrapper faded. Tiny tear to top outer corner of front panel of dustwrapper. Tiny amount of foxing to inner edges of jacket flaps. Front and rear panels of dustwrapper bright. ***361 pages including index to rear. 248 x 185 mm. ***Chapters: 1. 1751-1824: Private Banking in Belfast; 2. 1825-1827: Joint Stock Banking comes to Ireland; 3. 1827-1880: The Belfast Bank starts Business; 4. 1831-1836: The Early Years of the Belfast Bank; 5. 1836-1845: A time of testing; 6. 1846-1857: New premises and new dangers; 7. 1857-1866: Higher profits and increased capital; 8. 1866-1872: 'Black Friday' and other threats; 9. 1873-1874: an unforeseen disaster; 10. 1874-1880: Recovery and rivalry; 11. 1880-1892: New directors and new branches; 12. 1893-1898: Crises and annoyances; 13. 1898-1903: Into the twentieth century; 14. 1903-1911: Inflation and its consequences; 15: 1912-1916: Conflicts at home and overseas; 16. 1916-1918: Joining the Midland; 17. 1918-1919: Staff conditions and trade unionism; 18. 1919-1923; Political pressures; 19. The Bank's hundredth birthday; 20. 1931-1936: The last days of David McKee; 21. 1937-1941: At war again; 22. 1941-1947: The old ways and the new; 23. 1946-1957: a labour dispute and its aftermath; 24. 1959-1968: The Midland extends its domain; 25. 1968-1970: Black ties or carnations? Appendix; Index. ***First impression of the true first edition in its original dustwrapper in very nice condition, of interest to scholars and historians researching Northern Irish banking history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the origins and history of the Belfast Bank. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3245

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Title: THE BELFAST BANK 1827-1970: 150 YEARS OF ...

Publisher: Blackstaff Press Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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