"I never lose my temper over the stock market. I never argue the tape. Getting sore at the market doesn’t get you anywhere:" Rare First Edition of Edwin Lefevre's Classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

  • Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator.

Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator.

Item Number: 7398

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923.

First edition of this Wall Street classic. Octavo, original orange cloth. From the library of Bernard H. Jacobson with his signature. Jacobson was a plastics engineer, businessman and philanthropist in the mid-twentieth century. In very good condition with the rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine and wear to the cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever. Generations of readers have found that it has more to teach them about markets and people than years of experience. It tells the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Livermore, a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. Livermore, who was banned from these shady operations because of his winning ways, soon moved to Wall Street where he made and lost his fortune several times over. What makes this book so valuable are the observations that Lefèvre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself. "A must-read classic for all investors, whether brand-new or experienced" (William O'Neil).