The History of The Standard Oil Company - First Edition, Complete in Two Volumes

By: Tarbell, Ida M

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B000IDD1VE xx, 406, xiv, 409 pp. Index, black and white photographic plates, tissue-protected frontis photo and sketch of J.D. Rockefeller, maps, graphs, tables. The ground-breaking expose of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust. First appeared as a nineteen part serialization in McClure's Magazine. "Describes the processes by which the oil industry passed from the control of the many to that of the few. The Standard Oil Trust furnished the methods, the charter, and the traditions for its followers. It led in the struggle against legislation against combinations. The perfection of its organisation and the ability and daring with which it carried out its projects, made it the pre-eminent trust of the world." - Paraphrased from Preface. Top edges gilt. Gilt lettering upon spines. Decorative title embossed upon red front boards. Moderate wear. Prior owner's discrete details upon recto of each back free endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Narrow openings along hinges of Vol I. Dust jackets not included. A quality copy of this historic work. HOWES T 33.