Minneapolis: T.S. Denison & Company, . Hardcover. 8vo. Pictorial cloth. 281pp. Near fine. Item #45674
Tight and sharp first edition of this biography of the auto accessories manufacturer (1884-1969) who pioneered the vending industry; he founded Automatic Canteen in 1929 and grew it into the world's largest vending company. He boldly inscribes and signs the front flyleaf in black ink: "To / Luke P. Carroll, / a truly great editor of / a great newspaper. / With best wishes, / Nathaniel Leverone." (Luke P. Carroll, 1916-82, served as managing editor of "The New York Herald Tribune" and "Chicago's American" before becoming editor of "Chicago Today" in 1968.) Seldom found signed.