Rare Presentation Copy of The New York Stock Exchange; Signed by Edmund C Stedman
The New York Stock Exchange; Its History, Its Contribution to National Prosperity, and Its Relation to American Finance at the Outset of the Twentieth Century, Volume 1.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence.$2,000.00
Item Number: 89537
New York: Stock Exchange Historical Company, 1905.
Rare limited edition of this history of The New York Stock Exchange, limited to 50 copies and given to select members of the Exchange. Signed by the editor, “Very sincerely yours, Edmund Clarence Stedman.” Quarto, bound in original three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated. Contributors include Matthew Marshall, John Rodemeyer, John Grosvenor Wilson, Horace L. Hotchkiss, John Do Passos, Emerson Chamberlin, Henry Judson, William F.G. Shanks, Milton Platt. Edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Alexander Easton, W.J. Fairman, B.B. Valentine and Otto H. Bacher. In good condition with some rubbing to the spine. Rare with no copies listed on OCLC.
After moving to its current location in 1903, the New York Stock Exchange commissioned Stedman to write a book about its history. The final product is nothing short of spectacular and remains to this day the most complete and comprehensive history of the NYSE. The book was never sold to the public. It was privately published and distributed to select members of the NYSE. Due to the high cost of production, a limited number of copies were published. Edmund C. Stedman was an American poet, critic, banker and a member of the NYSE from 1865 to 1900. He was also one of the first seven chosen for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.