“THERE IS NO OTHER SUBJECT, APART FROM THE ETERNAL TOPIC OF LOVE, IN WHICH MORE PEOPLE ARE VITALLY CONCERNED”
HARPER, Henry Howard. The Psychology of Speculation. The Human Element in Stock Market Transactions. Boston: Privately Printed, 1926. Octavo, original blue paper boards, paper spine label, uncut, top edge gilt. $900.
First edition of this illustrated stock market classic, uncut, in original boards.
Published three years prior to the stock market crash, this book explains many of the emotional impulses that led people to speculate so heavily during the 1920s. With several plates and in-text illustrations by Haydon Jones, known for his satirical newspaper illustrations. Without scarce original slipcase. Small notation, "Jan. 23, 1947," to preliminary blank. With marginalia, occasional red underlining to eight pages.
Wear to front joint only. A near-fine copy.