Advance reading copy of Titan: The Life Story of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., signed by the author on Mount Vernon bookplate.
Thick octavo, [irregular paging]. Velo binding with clear acetate front cover and stiff black back cover. Lightly worn text block. In 1998, this work by Ron Chernow would be named one of the ten best books of the year by both Time Magazine and The New York Times. It would remain on The New York Times bestseller list for 16 weeks.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839-1937) 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.