“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.
Only occasional foxing to interior, faint marginal dampstain to final third of text, text block and inner hinges expertly reinforced, cloth expertly restored. An extremely good copy.