HIS OWN BROKER: OR, A GUIDE TO THE STOCK-
EXCHANGE. In Which The Nature of the
several FUNDS vulgarly called the STOCKS, is
clearly explained, and accurate computations are
formed of the Average Value of EAST INDIA STOCK
for several years, from the current year. The
Mystery and Iniquity of STOCK JOBBING is laid
before the Public in a New and Impartial Light.
The Methods of Transferring STOCK and of Buying
London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791.
xxiv, 263pp, folding table. Full brown calf, red
calf spine label lettered in gilt, edges sprinkled
red. Title-page ownership signature, and Table of
Contents written in an elegant hand and dated 18
May 1794, inside free endpaper. A fine copy.
Eleventh Edition, Considerably improved." Most
notable as the first book in which the terms
"bull" and "bear" are defined. First published
anonymously in 1761, each new edition was
considerably altered and supplemented. A rare,
early investment manual. Kress B.2162.
OF EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE
MADNESS OF CROWDS.
London: Richard Bentley, 1841.
vols, 8vo, vi, (2), 400; (8), 406; (8), 404pp,
illustrated. Half red morocco, marbled boards,
spines elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt,
raised bands, t.e.g., small monogram book label. A
nearly fine set in a contemporary binding.
Edition of the classic study of crowd psychology,
a compilation of human follies throughout the
ages. "The memoirs of the South Seas madness and
the Mississippi delusion are more complete and
copius than are to be found elsewhere, and the
same may be said of the Witch Mania...." (preface)
Benjamin & DODD, David L. SECURITY ANALYSIS
New York: Whittlesey House, 1934.
xi, 725pp. Black cloth ruled in blind, spine ruled
and lettered in gilt. Fine. A remarkably clean,
First Edition, second printing. "A critical work
dealing with ‘concepts, methods, standards,
principles, and, above all, with logical
reasoning.’ Contains considerable reference to
past experience. A good introduction to the
subject" (Larson 1944). Considered the Bible of
BRIEF HISTORY OF PANICS AND THEIR PERIODICAL
OCCURRENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893.
150pp, tables (1 folding). Brown cloth lettered in
black and gilt. Ownership signatures on front
paste-down and on dedication page. Otherwise fine.
English Edition, translated from the French and
edited by DeCourcy W. Thom, and including his
essay setting forth the indications of approaching
panic. "...Chiefly an historical and statistical
treatment. Considers periodicity, phases and their
characteristics, causes, remedies...W.C.
Mitchell called Juglar 'the most distinguished
pioneer' in exact observation and description of
crises and depressions." (Larson 4569-70).
WEEK IN WALL STREET By One Who Knows.
New York: Published for the Booksellers,
(2), 152pp. Contemporary boards, linen backed
spine with worn paper label, first two leaves
foxed, otherwise fine.
First Edition of one of the very first books on
the stock market in America;
"a rambling account, using fictitious names, of
how and by whom business was carried on in Wall
Street, written by one who obviously knew the
street from the "inside." While the author wrote
to expose the evils of the stock market and of
banking, the book has great value as an early and
rare picture." (Larson 1627). Kress C.5511. Wright
PROPHECIES Of future Ups and Downs in Prices.
What Years to Make Money on Pig-Iron, Hogs,
Corn, and Provisions.
Cincinatti: Robert Clarke, 1884.
8vo, ix, 169pp, charts, tables. Brown pictorial
cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. A fine copy.
Edition Revised, (the first published in 1875).
"Benner was probably the earliest significant
effort at business forecasting in the United
States which was based on the examination of
specific factors over a period of time in the
past...chiefly 1840's to 1870's -- pig-iron, hog,
corn, and cotton price cycles; a consideration of
their length -- corn and hogs, 11 years; pig-iron,
27; general business conditions, 54 -- and
regularity, the cause of which may be found in the
solar system; and a section on panics and the
relation of 'panic cycles' to 'pig-iron cycles.'
This early, crude attempt at forecasting attracted
much attention and circulated widely among
businessmen. The author was an Ohio farmer".
MYSTERIES OF WALL STREET. A Complete Guide To
Speculation In Stocks.
Schenectady: S.G. Ford, 1884.
(1 errata)pp. Embossed green cloth, gilt cover
design of a bull charging a bear, cover lettered
in gilt, near fine.
Edition of an excellent early investment manual
with chapters on speculative mania, bucket shops,
margins and shorting, market corners, stops,
options, straddles and spreads, and an extensive
"Vocabulary of Terms."
Hartford, Conn.: Worthington, Dustin, 1870.
YEARS IN WALL STREET; or Revelations of Inside
Life and Experience on 'Change. Including
the histories, mysteries, and men of the "Street"
- the Stock Exchange - the Gold Room - the
speculations in stocks, gold, governments, pork,
petroleum, grain, etc. - sketches from life of the
noted speculators and money kings, with anecdotes
and incidents of their careers - the women who
speculate - the great rises and panics, and how
they are produced - the personal experiences of
the author - the famous pools, rings, cliques, and
corners, and how and by whom they were formed - a
description of the battles of the giants, and of
the great gold ring of 1869, etc., etc., etc. "All
of which I saw, and part of which I was," since
8vo, xx, 536, (1 ad)pp, illustrated. Green cloth
decorated and lettered in gilt, covers and first
and last few leaves slightly water damaged with
none affecting the text pages, otherwise fine.
Edition, illustrated by Arthur Lumley. The author
was a grandson of Noah Webster and a member of the
Connecticut Legislature. "The book is full of
interest. Its descriptions of the tremendous games
of speculation, the rise and fall of fortune, the
reckless regard and desperate adventure which
shocked and disturbed the world are exceedingly
graphic and spirited" (John G. Whittier).
"Emphasis on the dark side of speculation and Wall
Street; an early expression of the evils appearing
in our then rapidly changing and expanding
business system and the popular shock over these
evils. Strong ethical slant" (Larson 1626).
MOVEMENT AND FLUCTUATION 1898 TO 1903.
New York: Latham, Alexander, 1903.
(1 ad), (9)pp, illustrated. Green pictorial cloth
elaborately decorated and lettered in black, white
and gilt, a.e.g. A fine copy.
Annual Edition including an article reviewing the
cotton trade throughout the world for the prior
year, tables of receipts, consumption, stocks,
exports and fluctuations, and the annual crop
report. "It is one of the handsomest of trade
publications...altogether the book is an elegant
example of modern business typography" (Boston
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