[ Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London publishers. ] Copy of the firm's retrospective book 'Fifty Years 1898-1948', signed by twelve members of staff, including senior director George H. Milstead and directors Mervyn Horder and P. D. Crichton-Stuart.

Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London publishers [ George H. Milsted; Mervyn Horder; P. D. Crichton-Stuart; A. J. Griffiths
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Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. 3 Henrietta St., London, W.C.2. 'Printed for private circulation, 1948'.
SKU: 19008

62pp., 12mo. In printed boards with blue printed label with red text on front cover. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn boards. The flyleaf carries twelve signatures: 'George H. Milsted' (Senior Director), 'Mervyn Horder' (Director), 'Patrick Crichton-Stuart' (Director), 'A. J Griffiths.' ('London traveller'), 'Alan Harris' ('literary adviser'),'A. G. Lewis' ('On the managerial side'), 'G P Rothwell', 'A G. Rudge', 'M. H. Pyke.', '', 'E Walton.' and ''. Sections titled 'Fifty Years', 'Duckworth Authors', 'Duckworth Series', 'A List of Dates' and 'Conclusion'. Frontispiece of 'Duckworth Colophons'. R. B. Cunninghame Graham is described as a 'proud "Scottish hidalgo"' who for twenty years 'had regularly shown superb horsemanship riding a wild pony "Pampa" in Rotten Row', and Anthony Powell is said to have joined the firm om 2026, 'fresh from Oxford', before conducting a 'vigorous campaign of new authors and ideas' with Thomas Balston.