1870 – TWENTY YEARS AMONG THE BULLS AND BEARS OF WALL STREET by MATTHEW HALE SMITH
1870 First Edition – there were later printings – J. B. Burr & Company, Hartford, Conn., 557 pages, 12 black and white full page illustrations – all present. Green cloth with much wear and fraying, hinges were not broken, but I re-glued for a tight book block for long use. Some faults and tears to some pages and signatures. Sold with all faults – WAF.
A corner stone to your Wall Street library. In the 1990s and early 2000s, when I was helping stock certificate collectors build their reference libraries, I could not keep this book in stock. I just located this copy in my storage – not the prettiest but an important book to have.
Deals with the work of Wall Street, language of the stock market, famous stock operators, brokers, bankers, and banks, and the ethics of the market. Interesting chapter on financial journalism. Draws suggestive contrast between business leader ship and finance under mercantile capitalism in the change to industrial capitalism. As a contemporary work it is especially valuable in its anecdotes and its judgments of men and methods. LARSON 1632. (GUIDE TO BUSINESS HISTORY: MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THEIR USE, Henrietta M. Larson, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948)
PRICE – $120
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