The Tontine (Volume 2 only)

By: Costain, Thomas B.

Price: $7.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full gray cloth, gilt lettering on aqua panels on spine, TEG (aqua), fore-edge deckle. 8vo. 463 (467-930) pp. Illustrated with B&W drawings by Herbert Ryman. This is an unmarked copy, tight and square, spine moderately sunned, boards lightly sunned along top edge only. VERY GOOD. A tontine (named after Lorenzo Tonti, a Neapolitan banker fl. c. 1653) is a financial insurance gamble in which an initial investment by participants is pooled, with returns shared by all who survive. The death of participants over time enhances the annuities for those still living until just a single survivor enjoys huge returns. This is a sweeping 19th century historical novel beginning with the Battle of Waterloo and following the course of a specific investment. . Book Club Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: The Tontine (Volume 2 only)

Author Name: Costain, Thomas B.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Herbert Ryman

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature, Historical Fiction,

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 1

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 6773

Keywords: Historical Fiction Fiction; Fiction; Novels;