Limited edition of a Visit to Mr. John D. Rockefeller by Neighbors and Friends at Forest Hill, signed by John D. Rockefeller.
Octavo, [unpaginated]. Original black paper boards, original tan calf spine, gilt lettering on cover. Wear at spine and along hinges. Uncut pages, clean text. Frontispiece portrait of Mr. Rockefeller, tissue covered. Minor transference of frontispiece portrait to title page. This limited edition printing of 425 copies was signed by Mr. John D. Rockefeller beneath the frontispiece portrait, this being number 61.
This book was published in commemoration of John D. Rockefeller’s contributions to the city of Cleveland. Rockefeller was the founder of Standard Oil Company in 1870, which he ran until 1897. At its peak, Standard Oil controlled 90% of all oil in the United States, making Rockefeller the richest American of all time. In many ways, Mr. Rockefeller’s development of oil refineries in Cleveland contributed to its economic success during the early part of the 20th Century. He is buried in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.