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The History of the Oil Business of George - Getty, J. Paul - 1941. 
Self Published - Copyright is 1941. 501 pages, plus numerous photograph plates affixed to blank plate leaves. Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) was an industrialist and business man, who founded the Getty Oil Company. In 1966 he was named by Guinness Book of Records as the world's wealthiest individual. Among his many oil related acquisitions, was Skelly Oil Company which he took controlling interest of during the 1930s. Skelly Oil Company was founded by William Grove Skelly (1878-1957), along with Chesley Coleman Herndon and Frederick A. Pielsticker in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1919. Author's inscription on the blank front free end page to Skelly reads in full: "To William G. Skelly, / With sincere affection. / J. Paul Getty. / Los Angeles, / Nov. 5, 1941." Green cloth covers with gold stamped lettering show some rubbing, light wear, and spotting of discoloration. Cover boards are slightly bowed. Top hinge is slightly loosened, though remains good and with no separation. The first two plate leaves following the title page show handling wear on the edges of the leaves, but not affecting the affixed plates. There are a few penciled checks in margins appearing with text related to Skelly. The inscription is bold and clear. This is a scarce title with WorldCat showing only 12 copies and no auctions records were found for this title as of this writing. Size: sm 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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