First edition of the memoirs of Vice President Charles G. Dawes, Notes as Vice President: 1928-1929, inscribed to American financier and presidential adviser, Bernard M. Baruch.
Octavo, 329pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Light toning to spine. Stated “Published October, 1935” on copyright page. In publisher’s scarce dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, chipping along edges, a very good example. Signed on the front free endpaper: “For my faithful friend, Bernard M. Baruch, from Charles G. Dawes. Oct. 20th, 1935.”
Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) was an American investor, financier, philanthropist and political adviser. He founded the Intercontinental Rubber Company and dominated the rubber market in the early 1900s. He founded his own brokerage and became known as “The Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” when he refused to partner with any brokerage house. He was an adviser to Democratic presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman and a close friend of Winston Churchill. He died in 1965.