[WALL STREET - SPECULATION] LAWSON, Thomas W.
Frenzied Finance: The Crime of the Amalgamated
New York: The Ridgway-Thayer Company, 1905. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Original pictorial cloth boards; 559pp. Light wear and moderate external soil; internally clean and unmarked; overall a tight, straight, Very Good copy. Lawson's popular expose of the crooked dealings of the Amalgamated Copper Trust. Though a self-styled Wall Street "reformer," Lawson had actually profited greatly through his own involvement in the Trust's stock-watering scheme, and many regarded his book as a self-serving attempt to 'spin' the details of his own involvement.