Boston: Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, 1850. First American Edition. Half Leather. 8vo. "Previously published in the Banker's magazine for 1850." Ex-library with bookplate inside front cover and two handstamps on title page; withdrawn handstamp on the bookplate. Sound binding; cracked hinges. Clean pages. The endpapers and forematter have minor marginal wear, toning, and soiling. Minor wear to the cover. Very Good. Item #007818
A classic and important history of the London Stock Exchange loaded with fascinating anecdotes including information on Tulip Mania, the Tontines, East India Company Stock, early dealers, corruption in Parliament, the South Sea Bubble, the Boston Tea Party, lotteries, frauds, and much more.