Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. Ink marks on cover 286 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1968. ISBN: 0. Shrouded in secrecy, steeped in legend, they are the most fascinating and enigmatic of all aristocracy. They are the merchant bankers-the fabulous financiers whose family decisions have shaped the fates of kings and nations.