“IN ORDER TO BECOME A COMPETENT STOCKBROKER ONE HAD TO BEGIN AT THE SUBCELLAR”: FIRST EDITION OF THE MAKING OF A STOCKBROKER
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. The Making of a Stockbroker. New York: George H. Doran, (1925). Octavo, original green cloth. $1200.
First edition, second printing 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. Without rare dust jacket.
Text fine, light edge-wear, faint soiling to original cloth. A handsome near-fine copy.