New York. Nd(ca.1927): Brentano's. 16mo. Item #026000
127 pages. Warren S. Miller's copy. He was the Chairman of Hayden, Miller of Cleveland who joined J.P. Morgan and others at for dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria to discuss how to stop the spread of investor protection laws. Hayden said the laws were paternalistic and wrong in theory, arguing that they would hurt the industry by limiting the activity of securities dealers. This was less than two years before Black Friday and the onset of the Great Depression. However, here is his copy of a book on the finest restaurants in Paris. His notes are clearly those of a sophisticated diner who knows his wines and gourmet foods. His notes on the front endpaper in 23 lines assess Benges (see page 23) and Quatre Sergeants de la Rochelle as the second finest restaurant in Paris. He notes in pencil his assessments of a number of restaurants with his selections and the wines that accompanied them. Note: C.H. Cramer's "Hayden, Miller & Co; a Biography of Years of Securities Marketing" is an important book on the firm that is also scarce. Bound in red linen, paper spine label printed in green with minute nick. Very good copy.