“AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, IT IS EASIER TO SAVE MONEY… THAN HAS EVER BEEN THE CASE AT ANY TIME, ANYWHERE, IN HISTORY”
RIPER, Walker van. Practical Hints for Investors. New York: Barron’s, 1926. Octavo, original navy cloth. $600.
First edition of this work detailing various ways to invest one’s money safely.
Published prior to the Great Stock Market Crash, this work was a rare example of sanity in an era of margin-trading and rampant stock speculation. Written for both men and women, it emphasized the advantages of low-risk investments meant to protect wealth. Van Riper included extensive information about life insurance, buying a home, bonds, taxes, and the business cycle. He also wrote at length about the stock market and the dangers of speculation, explaining why prices fluctuated and the reasons why stock market investment was particularly high-risk. Without scarce original dust jacket.
Only slight rubbing to extremities of cloth. A handsome copy.