First Edition of the Author's First Book
LEFÉVRE, Edwin. Wall Street Stories. New York: McClure, Phillips & CO. , 1901.
First edition. Author's first book. Octavo (6 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 175 x 118 mm) [8], 224, [5, publisher's ads], [3, blank] pp.

Publisher's original dark green cloth. Front board ruled in blind. Front board and spine, lettered in gilt. Some light rubbing to extremities. Endpapers with some very light foxing. Binding slightly skewed. Internally, very clean. Overall about fine.

This is the first book by the acclaimed Wall Street journalist, turned novelist. This book is made up of eight short stories pertaining to the happenings on Wall Street. Many of Lefevre's stories were originally printed in McClure's Magazine during 1900.

"Eight tales of the habits and customs of Wall Street. Some are thinly-veiled portraits of well-known Wall Street characters such as James R. Keene and Daniel Drew" (Hess Collection).

Einaudi. Goldsmiths'. Kress.

HBS # 67852 $1,850