Title: Henry Crown: The Life and Times of The ...
Publisher: Henry Crown and Company , Chicago
Publication Date: 1998
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
4to. Complete 2-volume set. Black leatherette spines with gilt lettering and black cloth, black leatherette slipcase. xix, 124pp; 215pp. Frontispieces, numerous illustrations. Near fine. Small bump at head of each spine. First edition, limited to 1500 copies -- tight and handsome, and this set with fine autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf of the first volume is a Typed Note Signed from Crown, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Chicago, IL, 28 June 1976. Addressed to Ralph G. Newman (1912-98), founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop). The financier tells his friend "I am pleased to enclose my check in the amount of $50 for lifetime membership in the Stephen A. Douglas Association." Signed simply "Henry" in black fineline. Crown (1896-1990) was a renowned industrialist and one of Chicago's most notable philanthropists -- as witness this small example. Bookseller Inventory # 41209
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