“ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN WRITERS ON THE STOCK MARKET”: FIRST EDITION OF WYCKOFF’S WALL STREET VENTURES AND ADVENTURES
WYCKOFF, Richard D. Wall Street Ventures and Adventures through Forty Years Illustrated. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1930. Octavo, original violet cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4200.
First edition of this fascinating insider’s view of Wall Street by Richard Wyckoff, founder of The Magazine of Wall Street, with 35 photogravures and a folding facsimile, in scarce pictorial dust jacket.
"Starting as a $5-a-week stock runner, Richard D. Wyckoff became one of the best-known writers on the stock market in Wall Street… In 1907, after experience as a broker, he started The Ticker, subsequently known as The Magazine of Wall Street" (New York Times). Here Wyckoff offers a rare insider's view of the inner workings of the New York Stock Market, as well as a unique perspective on the financial secrets of such men as J.P. Morgan, Jesse Livermore and E.H. Harriman. "If I were beginning my Wall Street career now," he writes, "and knew what 40 years of it have taught me, I should apply myself first of all to this business of judging and forecasting the stock market by its own actions" (179). Wall Street Ventures also contains a wealth of fascinating and useful information about market manipulation and forecasting, stock trends and much more. With "First Edition A-E" on copyright page.
Book fine, with only very slightest toning to spine. Dust jacket with mild rubbing and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy.