First edition of Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s, signed by Ray Kroc to former MLB baseball player Thomas P. Mulcahy of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Octavo, 201pp. Brown imitation leather, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings are mentioned on copyright page. Clean text block, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, some shelf wear, bright illustrations. Signed on the front free endpaper: “To Tom Mulcahy, Best Wishes. Ray A. Kroc.”
Ray Kroc (1902-1984) was an American businessman, who joined the McDonald’s Corporation in 1954. He is largely credited with turning McDonald’s into a national and international global franchise.