Lot 269: Signed book: Forest Hill, September 26, 1905. Limited edition, numbered 175/425. Cleveland: The Vinson and Korner Co., 1905. Hardcover, 7.5 x 10. Nicely signed in the lower border of the frontispiece portrait in blue pencil, "John D. Rockefeller." The colophon notes that this example was presented to Mr. G. A. Hyde. Autographic condition: fine, with slight soiling. Book condition: G/None, with detached front cover. The book commemorates a gathering held to honor Rockefeller's contributions to the city of Cleveland, where he spent his adolescence and built his first business in the early 1860s. Thanks to Rockefeller, by the end of the Civil War Cleveland had become one of the five main oil refining centers in the US. The book features the brief addresses given at the event as well as the facsimile signatures of the attendees. A scarce and exceptional limited edition commemorating the great industrialist's achievements.
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