New York: Published for the Booksellers, 1841.
First edition. x, , -152 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The Second Wall Street Novel -- Rare. Original quarter brown cloth and boards, slightly chipped paper label, endpapers toned. Not played with Wright I, 1466: American Imprints 41-1466: Kress C5511; Larson 1627. Item #319731
A very early — in fact, the second — Wall Street novel about a young broker who fails on the street. It explains all the chicanery, stock manipulation, scams and even a faked panic. Chapter titles include: The origin of Joint Stock Companies, and Brokers; The History of Morrison Kennel; How Stocks are bought and sold - How Brokers get out of a bad Speculation - How money is sometimes made by doing a losing business; The Defaulter; and A Panic.
With one pencilled correction at p. 129 ( probably authorial), changing the word “friendship” to “stewardship”
'While the author wrote to expose the evils of the stock market and of banking , the book if used critically has great value, as an early and rare picture' (Larson.1627).
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