Quarto. 86pp.Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. One of 200 copies of a master's thesis in journalism on Adolph S. Ochs, the founder of 'The New York Times' in 1896. This copy belonged to the library of Adolph S. Sachs himself, Ex-Libris on inside front cover. Printed letter from Ochs to Hinkel tipped in on page opposite title page. Adolph Simon Ochs (March 12, 1858 - April 8, 1935) was an American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press). Ochs was born to a Jewish family in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 12, 1858. His parents Julius Ochs and Bertha Levy were both German immigrants. His father had left Bavaria for the United States in 1846. He was a highly educated man and fluent in six languages which he gave instruction in at schools in the South. He sided with the Union during the war. Bertha, who had come to the United States in 1848, was a refugee from Rhenish Bavaria, had lived in the South before her marriage with Julius in 1853. During the war Julius sympathized with the South though their differing sympathies didn't harm their marriage. After the war the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. In Knoxville, Adolph studied in the public schools and during his spare time delivered newspapers. At 11 he went to work at the Knoxville Chronicle as office boy to William Rule, the editor, who became his mentor. In 1871 he was a grocer's clerk at Providence, Rhode Island, attending a night school after work. He then returned to Knoxville, where he was a pharmacist's apprentice for some time. In 1872, he returned to the Chronicle as a "printer's devil," who looked after various details in the editor's room of the paper. His siblings also worked at the newspaper to supplement the income of their father, a lay rabbi for Knoxville's small Jewish community. The Chronicle was the only Republican, pro-Reconstruction newspaper. Father Ryan, the Poet-Priest of the Confederacy, was among his customers. Binding with very light wear and library sticker at tail of spine. Block slightly age-toned. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Contributions of Adolph S. Ochs to ...
Publisher: Privately Printed
Publication Date: 1931
Book Condition: vg
Edition: Ex-Library First edition.
Book Description Privately Printed, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Ex-Lib - Good. ex-library copy with usual markings, corners and ends of spine bumped and frayed, rest of covers have scattered minor soil and rubbing, binding tight, 86 pages, one of 200 copies of a master's thesis in journalism on Adolph S. Ochs who started as publisher of 'The New York Times' in 1896 Size: 6.75 x 10.25. Bookseller Inventory # 028374
Book Description Privately Printed, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition. Privately Printed, New York, 1931. Tall 8vo. red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 86pp. fore-edge untrimmed, slight wear to top and base of spine and corners, two tiny spots on lower part of front cover else a very good copy. 1/200 copies with printed letter from Och to the author tipped in. Bookseller Inventory # 12933