On Home Soil with Bob Davis. Robert H. DAVIS, Charles M. Schwab.
On Home Soil with Bob Davis

On Home Soil with Bob Davis. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1930.

First Edition. S. E. dustjacket artwork. Travel narrative of a motor tour of the United States by the "world traveler, famous editor, and story-teller extraordinary". "He acquainted himself with hamlets, cities and countrysides, with customs, speech, moods, habitudes, traits, features- in fact, everything that makes America so eminently and unmistakably itself". This copy inscribed and signed by Davis to American steel magnate Charles M. Schwab - "To / Charles M. Schwab Esq / At least there is / no unemployment / among authors / from Bob Davis". This gift would have come shortly after the stock market crash of 1929 which left Schwab essentially penniless and living off borrowed money. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket chipped at spine ends and flap corners.

Price: $150.00