"BEING AN AMERICAN, HE INSTANTLY LOOKED ABOUT FOR THE BEST RUNG OF THE LADDER OF SUCCESS"
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. H.R. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915. Octavo, original navy cloth. $1500.
First edition of Lefèvre’s novel about a young man named Hendrik Rutgers who rises from obscurity as a bank clerk to become H.R., a New York business mogul headed for the White House.
A mining engineer turned journalist, Edwin Lefèvre was known for his close attention to the major players on Wall Street. His books, including Reminiscences of a Stockbroker and The Making of a Stockbroker, have become stock market classics, much sought after for their literary merit, their insight into Wall Street and business history, and the financial observations they contain.
Only slight rubbing to cloth. A handsome copy.