New York: Betts and Anstice, and Peter Hill, 1834. First Edition. Wright (I) 1066. Issued anonymously. Publisher’s cloth with a leather spine label; very good; in a custom clamshell box. An early object lesson on the risks of financial speculation and trading. With the opening of the Erie Canal and nascent railroads, New York had only recently succeeded Philadelphia as an American financial center. The publication of this book preceded the shattering event that was the Panic of 1837, and is among the earliest print references to Wall Street as a generic term for high finance. While widely held by libraries, this book is seldom available in a first edition, and even then usually rebound. (Inventory #: 31128P)
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