A Hundred Years of the Halifax - O. R. HobsonB. T. Batsford, 1953, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, heavier so at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but somewhat fragile with hinges over-tight in places.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The Halifax Building Society began when eleven Halifax men met in the oak-panelled dining-room of a local inn one hundred years ago. During the ensuing century its progress has been such that to-day it is the largest organisation of its kind in the world. The story of its growth, recorded in these pages by Oscar R. Hobson, of the News-Chronicle, economist and journalist, is far more than a record of commercial success — for building societies touch our national life at many points. The Directors of the Society present this volume to mark the centenary and hope that it will prove of interest to the Society’s members and friends and of permanent value to students of social history.”