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28 Days: A History of the Banking Crisis
New York: Greenberg, 1933. First Edition. On the events leading up to and encompassing the Michigan Bank Holiday and subsequent national banking crisis of 1933. The authors were members of the Wall Street Journal staff. 12mo. Cloth boards; 86pp. Cut-out portion of jacket flap tipped on to front endpaper (jacket...
[Item #19631]
Price: $25.00
 
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The American Emperor
New York: Tabard Inn Press, 1913. First Edition. Following the Civil War, a business speculator amasses sufficient wealth and power to erase all economic and political opposition. Following a massive stock market panic which he engineers, he installs himself as Emperor of America. The references to Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, etc....
[Item #16759]
Price: $125.00
 
The American Emperor
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Economic Problems of Modern Society
New York: Ronald Press, 1938. Second printing. Elementary economics textbook published at the height of the Great Depression, clearly intended as a primer for an American public forced for the first time to comprehend economic dysfunction on a catastrophic scale. Much on New Deal monetary & fiscal policy, social spending...
[Item #10797]
Price: $65.00
 
Economic Problems of Modern Society
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Cause and Control of the Business Cycle
Cambridge: American Institute for Economic Research, 1939. Second Printing. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; v, 224pp. Cloth spotted, else tight and unread in a bright, nearly flawless dustwrapper.
[Item #20116]
Price: $25.00
 
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John D: A Portrait in Oils
New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. One of the great gimmick bindings of modern times: the publisher attached an actual dime to the cover of every copy, with the die-cut jacket revealing the coin to complete the picture of a beneficent Rockefeller handing a tip to his golf caddy...
[Item #14794]
Price: $275.00
 
John D: A Portrait in Oils
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The Story of A Street: A Narrative History of Wall Street from 1644 to 1908
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908. First Edition. Described as a "Narrative History of Wall Street from 1644 to 1908," though only the final chapter deals with Wall Street in the brokerage era. Nicely illustrated with sepia halftone reproductions of contemporary views and documents. Sharp copy. Octavo (21cm). Original green...
[Item #18376]
Price: $75.00
 
The Story of A Street: A Narrative History of Wall Street from 1644 to 1908
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Life, Liberty and Property: A Story of Conflict and a Measurement of Conflicting Rights
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941. First Edition. Jones's uncommon first book, an investigation, based on interviews conducted at the peak of the Great Depression, of middle-class and working-class attitudes towards private property versus collectivism. Following a decade-long journalistic career for Fortune Magazine, Jones would go on to prominence as a stock market...
[Item #18632]
Price: $250.00
 
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Wall Street. A Story of the Greatest Street in All the World, with Its Intrigues, Plots, Counter-plots, Its Gains - Its Losses - Its Hopes - Its Despairs. Based on the Motion Picture Story by Jack Karkland and Paul Gangelen
New York: Jacobsen Publishing Company, 1939. Novelization of the 1929 Columbia Pictures feature film, directed by Roy William Neill and Starring Ralph Ince and Aileen Pringle. The film was released just a month after the Crash and features, in its climactic scene, the suicide of a Wall Street big-wig by...
[Item #17156]
Price: $225.00
 
Wall Street. A Story of the Greatest Street in All the World, with Its Intrigues, Plots, Counter-plots, Its Gains - Its Losses - Its Hopes - Its Despairs. Based on the Motion Picture Story by Jack Karkland and Paul Gangelen
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The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Elizabeth, NJ: J.C. Kellogg Foundation, 1954. First Edition. Extremely detailed historical analysis of the factors leading up to the Wall Street failure of 1929, published on the 25th Anniversary of the Crash. The author was the head of a prominent Wall Street investment firm and founder, in 1954, of the...
[Item #17332]
Price: $200.00
 
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
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The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Elizabeth, NJ: J.C. Kellogg Foundation, 1954. First Edition. Extremely detailed historical analysis of the factors leading up to the Wall Street failure of 1929, published on the 25th Anniversary of the Crash. The author was the head of a prominent Wall Street investment firm and founder, in 1954, of the...
[Item #18866]
Price: $100.00
 
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
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How to Keep Your Money Profitably Employed: A Consideration of the Most Important Vehicles of Investment
New York: The Magazine of Wall Street, 1935. First edition. 12mo. Simulated leather with gilt title, 109pp. Very good with minor foxing to endpapers and page edges, no markings internally. In unprinted die-cut dustjacket, possibly original issued. Mild chipping to upper edges of dustjacket.
[Item #12378]
Price: $120.00
 
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A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the Old and New West
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1903. First Edition. Original gilt-stamped red cloth (hardcover); 272pp; teg. BAL 15039. Blanck's issue "A", with sheets bulking to 7/8". A clean, solid, bright copy with some mild fading & discoloration to spine, spine & cover gilt still bright. Ownership signature to front endpaper, else clean...
[Item #2094]
Price: $65.00
 
A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the Old and New West
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The Pit. A Story of Chicago
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1903. First edition. Special Presentation Edition. One of an unspecified number of copies of the Special Presentation Edition. Octavo; gray laid-papercovered boards with paper spine label; 421pp; frontis portr; tipped-in presentation leaf, partially printed and completed in manuscript. McELRATH A7.I.a. Boards somewhat rubbed and...
[Item #9913]
Price: $200.00
 
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False Security: The Betrayal of The American Investor
New York: Equinox Cooperative Press, 1937. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Red cloth boards; dustjacket; yellow top-stain; 362pp. Light wear to jacket extremities; text block clean, tight and unmarked; a solid, VG or better copy. Reis (1895-1978) a corporate accountant, best known for assembling one of the pre-eminent art collections of...
[Item #20524]
Price: $40.00
 
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By Law of Might, or The Campaign in Sunset. A Romance of The Real Wall Street
New York: H.A. Simmons, (1908). First Edition. Presentable copy of this scarce Wall Street novel, in which the thrill of high finance provides a backdrop to extra-marital shenanigans and murder. Frontispiece and several text illustrations by M. Jaediker. Truly uncommon; OCLC gives 4 locations only; not in Hanna. SMITH R-315...
[Item #16469]
Price: $250.00
 
By Law of Might, or The Campaign in Sunset. A Romance of The Real Wall Street
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Ransom!
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1918. First Edition. Octavo (20cm); publisher's vertical-ribbed pumpkin cloth, titles and design stamped in brown on the spine and front panel with illustrated endpapers; 312pp. Subtle fading to upper and lower board edges, contemporary gift inscription on half-title, with some foxing present on text...
[Item #16993]
Price: $475.00
 
Ransom!
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The Book of Ted or, Roosevelt and the Railroads in Scripture
N.p. [Chicago?]: by the Author, 1907. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Original printed card wrappers; 39pp. Just mild external wear; Very Good to Near Fine. Satire, in Biblical language, of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rail Trust, including thinly-veiled depictions of Morgan, Rockefeller, Landis, etc.
[Item #19833]
Price: $40.00
 
The Book of Ted or, Roosevelt and the Railroads in Scripture
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The Moneychangers
New York: B.W. Dodge, 1908. First Edition. A novel of high finance, centering on the Stock Market Panic of 1907. The protagonist, a young lawyer with socialist leanings, is radicalized by his exposure to the corrupt machinations of wall Street. A sequel to "The Metropolis" (1907); intended as the second...
[Item #18121]
Price: $75.00
 
The Moneychangers
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The Plunger: A Tale of the Wheat Pit
New York: Covici-Friede, 1929. First Edition. Scarce and odd novel of the Chicago Commodity Exchange, interspersed with historical reportage and photographic (halftone) plates of the real-life scenes of action. A solid copy, lacking the very rare dustjacket. Octavo. Tan cloth; 249pp; frontis. Boards soiled; frontispiece partially detached at gutter; previous...
[Item #13153]
Price: $150.00
 
The Plunger: A Tale of the Wheat Pit
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On A Margin
New York: Fords, Howard & Fulbert, 1884. First Edition. First edition, published anonymously, of this rather uncommon novel of Wall Street speculation. A second edition, which added a preface and supplied the author's name on the title page, was issued a year later. Wright III: 965. Octavo (18.5cm). Publisher's pictorial...
[Item #15331]
Price: $450.00
 
On A Margin
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Plutocracy or, American White Slavery. A Politico-Social Novel
New York: Metropolitan Pub. Co. 1888. First Edition. Thomas Manson Norwood (1830-1913) was a U.S. Senator and, later, a Democratic Member of the House from Georgia. In this, his only novel, he assails the trusts, the stock market, and the unequal distribution of wealth as the source of vice in...
[Item #14044]
Price: $85.00
 
Plutocracy or, American White Slavery. A Politico-Social Novel
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Frenzied Finance: The Crime of the Amalgamated
New York: The Ridgway-Thayer Company, 1905. First Edition. 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...
[Item #15091]
Price: $75.00
 
Frenzied Finance: The Crime of the Amalgamated
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The Man From the West: A Novel Descriptive of Adventures From the Chaparral to Wall Street
New York: J.S. Ogilvie, 1894. Reprint. Uncommon early novel of Wall Street, in which a Texan comes to New York and conquers the trading floor. Originally issued by W.H. Davis in 1889 (in their dime-novel subscription series) and then again by Davis, in cloth, in 1892. WRIGHT III:4390 (the 1892...
[Item #13563]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Young Financier. Illustrated by J.H. Betts.
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co. 1901. First edition. First thus. Original pictorial cloth boards (hardcover); 269pp; 12p publisher's catalogue at rear; 4 inserted leaves of plates (includes frontis); 12 text illus. Brief rubbing at base of spine; short (3/4") crack to front hinge (internal), else a bright, unrubbed copy, Near Fine...
[Item #9911]
Price: $125.00
 
The Young Financier. Illustrated by J.H. Betts.
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The Lost Shirt
New York: Brentano's, 1929. First Edition. Uncommon collection of humorous verse and prose vignettes inspired by the Stock Market crash of 1929. Anthony was the author of three Hanna-listed novels of Jewish immigrant life, including The Gang (1921) and The Golden Village (1924). The present work is scarce in commerce...
[Item #14045]
Price: $150.00
 
The Lost Shirt


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