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People's Capitalism: Stock Ownership and Production
New York: International Publishers, [1958]. First Edition. Octavo (19.75cm.); original yellow card wrappers printed in green; 64pp. Near Fine, partially unopened copy.
[Item #27328]
Price: $20.00
 
People's Capitalism: Stock Ownership and Production
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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
 
3.

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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Too Big
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1940. First Edition. A non-technical description, backed by numerous case studies, "of the dangers of bigness in business," with examinations of U.S. Steel, the motion picture, anthracite industries, and others. Scarce, in or out of dustjacket. Ernst, a distinguished lawyer and member of the Banking...
[Item #27391]
Price: $150.00
 
Too Big
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The Market-Place
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1899]. First Edition. Octavo (18.75cm.); original tan pictorial cloth embossed in four colors; [6],401pp.; frontispiece & 7 plates. Spine cloth a bit faded and gilt dulled, hinges starting to crack but still quite strong; a Very Good, quite attractive copy. BAL 6294.
[Item #22364]
Price: $75.00
 
The Market-Place
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The Pitfalls of Speculation
New York: Moody's Magazine, 1909. First Edition. 12mo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt; 146, (14)pp. Faint water-stain to base of front board, front endpapers soiled; unlovely, but still a tight, internally clean reading copy. Gibson was the editor of Moody's Magazine, a hugely influential monthly investment newsletter.
[Item #26482]
Price: $30.00
 
The Pitfalls of Speculation
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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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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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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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Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street [as contained in Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science, and Art. Vol. II. July to December, 1853]
New York: G.P. Putnam & Co. 1853. First Edition. Large, thick octavo (24.5 cm.); original green embossed cloth, decorative spine in gilt; vi,690pp.; engraved illus. throughout; text in double column. Spine a bit soiled and sunned, top textblock edge dampstained with slight bleeding to preliminaries, including title page. Still, Very...
[Item #22456]
Price: $350.00
 
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street [as contained in Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science, and Art. Vol. II. July to December, 1853]
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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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The ABC of Stock Speculation
New York: S.A. Nelson, 1903. Second Edition. According to Wall Street lore, many people encouraged Charles H. Dow to compile his market lessons on the principles of governing stock speculation into a single volume. When he failed to do so, Nelson, a journalist and Wall Street insider, undertook the work...
[Item #27343]
Price: $350.00
 
The ABC of Stock Speculation
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The ABC of Wall Street
New York: S.A. Nelson, 1900. Second Edition. An early primer on the methods of the men and the mechanism of Wall Street by a former writer for The Wall Street Journal. The volume touches briefly on the topics of trading in stocks and bonds, stock speculation, currency exchange, the gold...
[Item #27344]
Price: $350.00
 
The ABC of Wall Street
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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 Cost
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, [1904]. Novel describing the financial and political goings-on on Wall Street, originally serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. Early section of the novel based on the author's years at Asbury (now DePauw) University in Greencastle, Indiana. BAL 15959; HANNA 2861. (See also Paul Cochrane Rodgers' David...
[Item #26076]
Price: $20.00
 
The Cost
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The Work of Wall Street
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1903. First Edition. Very nice copy of this standard manual of Wall Street, intended as a textbook for aspiring speculators, complete with maps of New York's financial district, diagrams of the trading floor, and descriptions of the mechanics of day-to-day trading. The author was...
[Item #28963]
Price: $125.00
 
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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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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 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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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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