New York: Frank A. Munsey, 1894. Thick Quarto. The long article "Wall Street" (321-362) with a history of Wall Street with biographical sketches of te Vanderbilts, Jay Gould, Henry Clews and the key words used in the trade of the 1890's, the role of the telegraphers, whose wires kept investors coast--to-coast informed of the latest stock prices, the "ghosts" of Wall Street--the four men whose net worth in the late 1880's was $25,000,000 but now were beggars hoping to extract some money from those who once looked up to them--one of the most useful examinations of an era where some investors made fortunes while others became paupers but the commissions were always a guarantee from those who collected them. Having the complete Jan-Dec Munsey's is rare in itself, which means a small part of the last quarter Oct-Dec, 1893 is present. Articles on literature (with full page photographs of Thomas Hardy and A. Conon Doyle) as well as the stars of the New York Stage, biographies of the artists, as well as special articles on canoes, lumberjacks, mountain climbing in the Alps, along with others which picture the Gilded Age at its heigth.Bound in 3/4 black morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine ruled an lettered in gilt, edges rubbed. A very good copy.
(Inventory #: 025097)
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