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The House That Thomas Built

The Story Of De La Rue

By Lorna Houseman

ISBN 7011 1343x

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publishing Year: 1968

1St Edition

1St Print

Language: English

Book Format: Hard Cover

Book Dimensions: 14.5x22.2 cm

207 Pages

 
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“What sets the story of the De La Rue Company aside from the ordinary run of company histories is not only the unusual range of its products, which in the case of stamp and banknote printing has been bound up with world events, but the remarkable men who have managed its affairs. Mrs. Houseman has placed the company’s adventures against the background of ground of current affairs and at the same time examined the idiosyncrasies of the people who shaped its destiny, in order to understand why they succeeded and why they sometimes failed.
She traces the fortunes of the de la Rue family from their impecunious Guernsey beginnings to the start of their impecunious Guernsey beginnings to the start of their playing card business in pre-Victorian London and on through the company’s dealings with Imperial Russia and the Confederate States of America to the mounting of the Great Exhibition and De La Rue’s association with the birth of unified Italy. She shows the company enjoying a monopoly at the turn of the century, declining into near bankruptcy, and recovering its prosperity in Chiang Kai-shek’s China.
Mrs. Houseman’s family has been connected with the De La Rue Company for three generations, her grandfather, father and husband having been either chairmen or directors. She writes therefore not only with great vividness but also with first hand knowledge of her subject.”


 
 
 



 

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