“IN ORDER TO BECOME A COMPETENT STOCKBROKER ONE HAD TO BEGIN AT THE SUBCELLAR”
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. The Making of a Stockbroker. New York: Doubleday, Doran, circa 1932. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
Early edition of this classic Wall Street narrative.
Edwin Lefèvre's narrative of the activities of John Kent Wing, a prototypical stock trader, was written during the great bull market of the 1920s. In addition to revealing how the market works, it contributed to the new image of managers that developed during the decade: that of the virtuous public-spirited manager who puts long-term economic stability ahead of selfish interests. The first edition of this work was published in 1925; this early edition was published circa 1932 (George H. Doran became Doubleday, Doran on December 30, 1927). Owner stamp. Date stamp.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket extremely good with toning to extremities.