“THE STREET PRESENTS GLITTERING TEMPTATIONS TO MEN IN SEARCH OF SUDDEN GAIN”
SMITH, Matthew Hale. Twenty Years Among the Bulls and Bears of Wall Street. Hartford: J.B. Burr, 1870. Octavo, original green cloth. $1600.
First edition of Smith’s account of Wall Street, illustrated with 12 plates, in original cloth-gilt.
"Contains historical information as well as a description of Wall Street at the time, including sketches of many prominent businessmen, and… partly based on diaries and private memoranda" (Sabin 83594). By the author of Successful Folks—How They Win (1878). Smith was also a Universalist minister known for his religious tracts. Howes S639. Owner stamp. Contemporary owner gift inscription, possibly by Julius A. Dresser, the early New Thought proponent.
Interior generally fine, only slight soiling and light rubbing to original cloth. A near-fine copy.