1/2 buckram cloth wrap-around at spine with paper covered boards. Printed on fine paper with the Roycroft symbol impressed on the pages. This is a beautiful copy -- barely any wear to covers, one small area on rear cover with a minor stain, so near fine. Contents are pristine, bright and clean. Scarce. SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS ON ABE SINCE 1997 AND OUT OF OUR BOOKSTORE SINCE 1988. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: A Little Journey to the Home of John D. ...
Editorial: The Roycroft Shop.
Año de publicación: 1913
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción The Roycroft Shop ND (1913), East Aurora, NY, 1913. Large Paper Edition. Large paper edition of this special journey to John D. Rockefeller's home. Bound in quarter linen beige spine stamped in gold and beige paper-covered boards stamped in gilt. Top edges gilded. Faint water splotch at the bottom corner of the front boards. Very clean and tight throughout with ribbon marker. Printed on Roycroft special laid paper with printed decorative leaf and paragraph designs throughout the text. With a photographic frontispiece of John D. Rockefeller inscribed in facsimile: "To Elbert Hubbard from John D. Rockefeller Dec. 11th 1910." Followed on the next page with the printed aphorism: "Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great returns." (Total of 44 pages). John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (1839–1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry, and along with other key contemporary industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded Standard Oil Company and actively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil as an Ohio partnership with his brother William along with Henry Flagler, Jabez A. Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared and he became the world's richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars, controlling 90% of all oil in the United States at his peak. Adjusting for inflation, his fortune upon his death in 1937 stood at $336 billion, accounting for more than 1.5% of the national economy, making him the richest person in US history. Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement at his estate, Kykuit, in Westchester County, New York. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy. He was able to do this through the creation of foundations that had a major effect on medicine, education and scientific research. His foundations pioneered the development of medical research and were instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever. (Wikipedia). Nº de ref. de la librería 427