New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940.
First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most well-known traders. Octavo, original blue cloth, contains 16 full color charts. In near fine condition. Laid in is a three page typed letter from Jesse Livermore to Mr. W.H. Mann which reads in part, “I am in receipt of a letter from Mr. W. H. Mann, our Chicago representative of The Livermore Market Key, saying that you would like my opinion on U.S. Gypsum. Personally I have no definite ideas regarding this stock. I class this stock along with many, many others – where the market at times is in a wide range between bids and offered prices…Whenever a selling movement starts, if one should decide to liquidate any of those stocks in that class, – the owner almost always finds a very thin market, – and because the market is so thin, even if he wants to liquidate, he is afraid to…The day is gone, when one can, with assurance, hold what one may term Good Stocks – for no other reason than that one believes in them…As you know our Service does not try to pick out the minor intermediate movements – but only indicate that the MAJOR SWINGS, either up or down, are going to get under way…Sincerely, THE LIVERMORE MARKET KEY Jesse L. Livermore.” Rare and desirable, offering extraordinary insight into the legendary trader’s trading principles.
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