First Edition of The Author’s Classic Work On The 1929 Stock Market Crash Once in Golconda; Inscribed by Him

  • Once In Golconda: A True Story of Wall Street 1920-1938.

Once In Golconda: A True Story of Wall Street 1920-1938.

Item Number: 1641

New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by John Brooks. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows one small closed tear. A very sharp copy, uncommon signed.

Once In Golconda is a Wall Street classic that vividly depics the stock market boom of the twenties, the crash of 1929, the Depression, and the coming of the New Deal. "As Mr. Brooks tells this tale of dishonor, desperation, and the fall of the mighty, it takes on overtones of Greek tragedy, a king brought down by pride. Whitney’s sordid history has been told before. But in Mr. Brooks’s hands, the drama becomes freshly shocking" (Wall Street Journal).