Hemming's History of the New York Stock Exchange.
New York, Henry Glover & Co., 1905
Notable alumni depicted include Jack Pierpont Morgan (1867-1943), heir to the eponymous investment bank, Frederick H. Prince (1860-1950) known for his plan to consolidate the nation's railroads, and Ransom H. Thomas (1852-1922), who as president steered the exchange through the 'Knickerbocker' Panic of 1907. A classic work on the Stock Exchange, from its informal origins in the coffee houses of the newly independent republic to its position at the centre of global commerce.
First edition; 4to (30 x 24.5 cm); engraved frontispiece, 4 views and 353 steel-engraved portraits; later black morocco backed marbled boards, gilt spine, slight fraying to fore-margin of first few ff. else near fine; , 45, pp.
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