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Bulls and Bears of New York with the Crisis of 1873 and the Cause

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Author: Matthew Hale Smith, LL.D

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company

Year Printed: 1874

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Good

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Pages: 576

Height: 8 inches

Width: 6 inches

Notes: Hardcover. Hartford and Chicago, hardcover with green embossed cloth covers, imprinted spine, 12 full page b & w illustrations,  Front and back covers have light rubbing on edges and along length of spine, evidence of water damage near top back cover, bumps to corners with boards exposed, small strip on top and bottom of spine missing, small split in front hinge, water damage evident on edge of pages (1/4" not affecting text), binding is a little loose. A history of the first one hundred and eighty five years of Wall Street in 53 Chapters - Wall Street in Olden Times, Modern Wall Street, Language of Wall Street, The Stock Exchange, The Astors in Wall Street, James Fisk, Jr, Commodore Vaderbilt, Daniel Drew, Irregularities and Crime on the Street, Gambling Mania, John Morrisey, Stewart The Princely Merchant, Ministers in Wall Street, Bonner of the Ledger, Bennett of the New York Herald, Jacob Little, Leonard W. Jerome, Wall Street on Harlem Lane, Lady Brokers, Jacob Barker, Kidd the Pirate, Thurlow Weed, Theodore B. Stout, Detectives in the Street, Humorous Side of Wall Street and much, much more. Great stories of the street and the noble characters that have inhabited it, all told from first hand knowledge and with a little cynicism tossed in. The author states in his introduction, "Unscrupulous, tricky, and reckless men, come to the surface like volcanic islands heaved up in the night, and soon disappear. But men of honor, men of repute, men of tried integrity, are like the Gulf Stream, that holds its way regardless of the tempests, tides, cross-currents and storms that sink navies. The history of Wall Street is studded with beacons, that tell where engulfed characters and fortunes lie buried. All along the pathway of the street are noble characters who stand like light-houses on the tall, rocky cliffs, unchanged and unmoved by the agitation, turmoil and ruin that play around their feet. Let him that readeth take heed."
Quotes: "Unscrupulous, tricky, and reckless men, come to the surface like volcanic islands heaved up in the night, and soon disappear. But men of honor, men of repute, men of tried integrity, are like the Gulf Stream, that holds its way regardless of the tempests, tides, cross-currents and storms that sink navies. The history of Wall Street is studded with beacons, that tell where engulfed characters and fortunes lie buried. All along the pathway of the street are noble characters who stand like light-houses on the tall, rocky cliffs, unchanged and unmoved by the agitation, turmoil and ruin that play around their feet. Let him that readeth take heed."

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