First Edition, Men and Mysteries of Wall Street, Medbery - 1870
First Edition - Men and Mysteries of Wall Street by James Medbery, 1870 Published by Boston; Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. Hardcover. Ross cloth cover with gilt decoration on front and title in gilt on spine. Hardcover. 8” x 6”, 344 pages.
Now it can be told! The secrets and insider knowledge of high finance-as the industry stood in 1878-are all revealed here in this curious and now entirely historical work of post-Civil War financial journalism. Discover. . how the New York Stock Exchange operated before the telephone! . what kept the "machinery of speculation" greased . the scheming of 19th-century stockbrokers . the "habits and humors" of the Street at the time.
Good condition; fading and wear to the spine. Stain on protective paper in front of title page and on title page.