Mr Five Per Cent. The Biography of Calouste Goulbenkian

HEWINS, Ralph. Mr Five Per Cent. The Biography of Calouste Goulbenkian.

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HEWINS, Ralph Mr Five Per Cent. The Biography of Calouste Goulbenkian. London, Hutchinson, 1957.

8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (price-clipped), map endpapers; pp. xix, 254, plates after photographs; wrappers with minor marginal wear, offsetting from endpapers, otherwise very good.
First edition, second printrun, of the first full-length biography of the famous oil magnate's meteoric rise and consolidation of business prowess. Not a hagiography, this book tries to show all sides of the man, collector and philanthropist.

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