UNRECORDED CENTENNIAL HISTORY: ‘A Bulwark against Panic’

Souvenir of the New York Stock Exchange.

New York: J.B. Gibson Company, 1893.

Price: $7,000.00


About the item

Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with photographs. Unpaginated, [99] pp. 1 vols. 4to. UNRECORDED CENTENNIAL HISTORY: ‘A Bulwark against Panic’. Full brown morocco over bevelled boards in period style, silk doublures, a.e.g. Professional conservation to a few paper flaws, mostly in margins (dampstaining to first 12 and last 18 leaves; one leaf with old tear costing a small portion of text); half title and frontispiece inlaid. Fine. Not in OCLC or in any of the customary catalogues and references.

Item #244131

Centennial publication comprising a list of officers and committee members, a 9-page list of members, an anonymous 30-page illustrated “History of the New York Stock Exchange” from its origins in 1792 (with list of past presidents), with the balance of the volume being illustrated advertisements. These include brokerage firms such as Drexel, Morgan, Spencer Trask, and August Belmont, as well as banks (Manhattan Company, Chemical National Bank, Bank of America) and other companies (such as Manning's Yacht Agency).

The anonymous author of the “History of the New York Stock Exchange” observes, "The New York Stock Exchange is indeed one of the greatest bulwarks against panics that the business community could have."