One of the most highly recommended investment books ever written; Rare First Edition of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator with autograph quotation from Edwin Lefevre
Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator.
Item Number: 4509
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923.
First edition of this Wall Street classic. Octavo, original orange cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. Laid in is a signed quote from Edwin Lefevre laid in which reads, “When angels walk across the sky/ On God-sent errands, near of far/ To keep their golden sandals dry/They merely step from star to star! Edwin Lefevre.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Desirable in this condition and with the autographed quotation.
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).