"The Bible Of Investing"; Rare First Edition Of Graham and Dodd’s Security Analysis; Warmly Inscribed by David L. Dodd

  • Security Analysis: Principles and Technique.

Security Analysis: Principles and Technique.


Item Number: 7210

New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.

First edition of Graham and Dodd’s seminal work, considered the Bible of modern financial analysis. Octavo, original black cloth. Warmly inscribed by David Dodd on the front free endpaper. In fine condition with a touch of rubbing.  Examples of the first edition are known to exist both in black cloth binding, with “Whittlesey House-McGraw Hill” in gilt at the foot of the spine (which this example is) and in red cloth binding, with “McGraw-Hill Book Company” in gilt at the foot of the spine. No priority of issue has been established, both are exceptionally rare and desire. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed and inscribed first editions of Security Analysis are exceptionally rare.

Continuously in print through five editions, for more than 80 years, and with nearly a million copies sold, Security Analysis is indisputably the most influential book on investing ever written. Known as the investors' bible, it is as frequently consulted today as it was when it first appeared in 1934. The original words of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd--put to paper not long after the disastrous Stock Market Crash of 1929--still have the mesmerizing qualities of rigorous honesty and diligent scrutiny, the same riveting power of disciplined thought and determined logic that gave the work its first distinction and began its illustrious career.

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