The First Food Empire: A History of J.Lyons & Co :: Peter Bird

The First Food Empire: A History of J.Lyons & Co :: Peter Bird soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Chichester: Phillimore & Co., 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: List of subscribers; Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Photographic lining papers; Appendices (14);

>From the cover: From modest beginnings as supplier of catering to the Newcastle Exhibition, in 1887, the new firm of J. Lyons and Company rapidly expanded to become the first food empire which, at its height, was the largest in Europe. In the process Lyons became a household name and the Joe Lyons Comer Houses and teashops, with their Nippy waitresses, caught the public imagination and passed into history.

Always innovative and with an acute awareness of popular taste.…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xviii) 382 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 8¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?


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