A scarce first edition; (1911) that belonged to the legendary financier Charles L.Schwab . Thin quarto. Cloth and illustrated paper covered boards. Slightly soiled, just about fine. Purported to be the letters of a Japanese salesman. Vaguely, if dubiously humorous, issued as a holiday greeting by a salt company with questionable social taste. What is further intriguing is that Schwab pasted in Hotel letterhead headings that he stayed in while carrying this odd book from business, pleasure opportunity to another. A curious hobby/habit of sorts by a gentleman who had the ability to buy each hotel he stayed at without blinking an eye. And further more why he carried this particular book is a mystery in itself? Take note of the Yale University wax seals he also pasted in the book along with the monograms of friends. There is a great deal of information on Charles L.Schwab on the net that can be found, so I will not engage you with my research in this description. But it is obvious that this strange book meant something to him along his travels.
8 x 10 ½ with complete series of pages.
Item ID: 2434