FIRST EDITION OF LEFÈVRE’S H.R., LEFÈVRE’S NOVEL OF A BUSINESS MOGUL, INSCRIBED BY HIM
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. H.R. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915. Octavo, original navy cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5200.
First edition of Lefèvre’s novel about a young man’s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: “To Arthur E. Meaker, with the affectionate regard of his grateful Edwin Lefèvre. Bronxville, N.Y. Oct. 1916.”
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.
Minor marginal dampstain to rear portion of text block, cloth with minor expert repair to top corners and head of spine. A near-fine copy.