First edition of William Worthington Fowler’s Ten Years in Wall Street.
Octavo, xx, -536pp. Original green pebbled cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine with decorative embellishments, publisher’s logo stamped in gilt on front cover. Double frontispiece with tissue cover. Brown endpapers, sprinkled edges. Faint toning to spine, shelf wear to covers. Repairs to spine ends, corners and inner hinges. Some finger marks and soiling to text pages, chipping along bottom edge of front free endpaper, closed tear along the top edge of pages 229/230. Complete with all illustrations. Contemporary owner’s name written in ink on front flyleaf. (Sabin 25332)
Full title: Ten Years in Wall Street; Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on ‘Change. Including the Histories, Mysteries, and Men of the “Street” – The Stock Exchange – The Gold Room – The Speculations in Stocks, Gold, Governments, Pork, Petroleum, Grain, Etc. – Sketches from Life of the Noted Speculators and Money Kings, with Anecdotes and Incidents of Their Careers – The Women Who Speculate – The Great Rises and Panics, and How They Are Produced – The Personal Experiences of the Author – The Famous Pools, Rings, Cliques, and Corners, and How and by Whom They Were Formed – A Description of the Battles of the Giants, and of the Great Gold Ring of 1869, Etc., Etc., Etc. “All of which I Saw, and part of which I Was,” since 1857.