"It is this theme, co-operation in industry, that I desire to develop": Rare first edition of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s The Personal Relation in Industry; in the rare original dust jacket

  • The Personal Relation in Industry.
  • The Personal Relation in Industry.

The Personal Relation in Industry.


Item Number: 89089

New York: Boni and Liveright, Inc, 1923.

First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; an important contribution to the field of industrial relations. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, uncut leaves as issued. Publisher’s advertisement for Edward L. Bernays’ Crystallizing Public Opinion on the rear flap of the dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the crown and foot of the spine, bookplate. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket, this is the first example we have seen.

The only son among the five children of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was renowned for his philanthropy, giving over $537 million to a myriad of causes over the course of his lifetime. A collection of addresses delivered over the course of his business career, The Personal Relation in Industry illustrates Rockefeller's attitude towards industrial and employment relations, urging the importance of co-operation and brotherhood within industry, employers, and employees.

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