Light shelfwear to edges and boards. No DJ. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual attachments and marks. Pocket removed. DJ flaps removed and pasted on front inside cover. 381 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1952. ISBN: 0. The story of Mutual Fire and Casualty Insurance. Two hundred years ago there was only one insurance firm in America, the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire. This company established by Benjamin Franklin and a group of his public-spirited friends long before the signing of the Declaration, is still in operation, but today there are some 4,480 other insurance organizations with combined assets of more than seventy billion dollars.