GUIDE des SPECULATEURS a la BOURSE Paris: Delaunay, 1815. 8vo, (4), xxiv, 202pp, tables. Modern red paste-paper boards, black calf spine label lettered in gilt. A fine copy.
>>First Edition of a very early investment guide includes annuity and interest tables, gold, currency and calendar conversions, and tables of dividends paid by the Banque de France. 




REMINISCENCES OF A STOCK OPERATOR. New York: George H. Doran, 1923. 8vo, 299pp. Tan cloth, spine stamped in green, decorative blind title on front cover, slightly soiled, internally fine.
>>First Edition of the most-widely acclaimed stock market classic of all time.



[Mississippi Bubble]. Het Groote Tafereel der Waasheid….

[THE GREAT MIRROR OF FOLLY, SHOWING THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND DOWNFALL OF THE BUBBLE IN STOCKS AND WINDY SPECULATION, ESPECIALLY IN FRANCE, ENGLAND, AND THE NETHERLANDS IN THE YEAR 1720, Being a collection of all the terms and proposals of the incorporated companies for insurance, navigation, trade, &c. in the Netherlands…With prints, comedies, and poems published by various amateurs, scoffing at this terrible and deceitful trade, by which various families and persons of high and low condition were ruined in this year, and possessions lost, and honest trade stopped, not only in France and England but in the Netherlands]. [Amsterdam: D. Onder de Linden], 1720. Folio, 25, [1], [1], 76 engraved plates, 52, 31, [1], [8], 10pp. Modern quarter morocco and cloth. Tear in one plate professionally repaired, minor scattered stains confined chiefly to the terminal text leaves (and not affecting the image areas of any of the plates). Small perforated library blind stamp, otherwise a fine copy of this fascinating book.
>>The very scarce First Edition of one of the great satirical plate books of the eighteenth century, directing its invective against the scheme of John Law and the Mississippi Company (the Mississippi Bubble), and its imitation in the Netherlands, where over 350 million guilders were collected for the establishment of economic colonies in Louisiana and Canada by the "Compagnie d’Occident." The Great Mirror of Folly has always been a bibliographically perplexing book; no two copies collate the same, and Sabin states that the complement of plates ranges from 60 to 74. However, this copy is of special note in that it includes 76 engraved plates, two of which are not called for on the engraved register of plates. The plates themselves are examples of excellent artistry, printed from copper plates on varying sizes and weights of paper, with the majority of them folding. Each of the plates incorporates some form of explanatory text, often in the form of satirical verse. "…An exceedingly curious collection of emblematic plates and caricatures…which illustrate the rise and fall of the great speculation…full of humor; many of them are exceedingly ludicrous, and some very obscene" (Sabin 28932). "Rarely does a single volume combine in itself so much economic interest and so many bibliographical puzzles. Of the volume’s real significance in economic literature there can be no doubt…There is scarcely another item just like it" (Cole, The Great Mirror of Folly, Kress Library). Both the British Museum and the Kress Library have variant issues of this volume.



An Act for continuing Trade to the South-Seas....6pgs. 1716.



KING, Moses.

VIEWS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE 1897-98. New York: Moses King,1898. Large 4to, 98pp, illustrated. Green pictorial cloth elaborately decorated and gilt stamped. Over l 000 photographs of the Exchange and surrounding buildings and environs, as well as photographic portraits of the Exchange members and other prominent Wall Street financiers of the day.



FORTUNE Magazine.

Volume 1, Number 1: February, 1930.




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