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This is an auction for SCHWEPPES: THE FIRST 200 YEARS by Douglas A Simmons.

Amazon.com reviews:

“This is the remarkable story of Schweppes, the oldest mineral water manufacturer in the world, from the 18th century to the 1980s. If begins with the story of Jacob Schweppe, the jeweller and amateur scientist of Geneva who came to England with the invention which helped to create an industry. It goes on to describe the growth of the firm that he founded, with its ups and downs, from the Napoleonic wars through the long years of Queen Victoria, to the 20th century and the world-wide presence which the company enjoys today. It is the story of a succession of highly individual innovators and adventurers whose belief never wavered in the paramount importance of quality.”

“This book tells the story of the Jewish run and owned business Schweppes. It begins in pre-war Germany, where the Tresburg Schweppes soft-drink company is reasonably successful. The Tresburgs were one of the first families to leave Hitler's Germany, after SA thugs marked their factory and outlet with the star of David. This is when the real story begins. The family travels to America, and sets up a soft-drink business. The business does not really boom until the post-world war atmosphere of party and celebration. Taking advantage of their Jewish contacts in state and industry, the Tresburg family quickly becomes one of the giants of the business. A true American fairy tale.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format hardback 1983.

160 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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