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Every Man His Own Broker; or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange - Thomas Mortimer

1801 - W. J. and J. Richardson, London - Thirteenth Edition, Considerably Improved.
‘One of the most knowledgeable and persistent critics of brokers’ trade in securities was Thomas Mortimer, his detailed advice to the public on how to buy and sell successfully gives one of the best pictures of stock broking in the second half of the eighteenth century’. - From Coffee House to Cyber Market: Two Hundred Years of the London Stock Exchange, Elizabeth Hennessy.

‘As the title suggests, the author's object was to encourage members of the public to buy and sell for themselves, without employing brokers. His attacks upon the brokers, though often amusing, are obviously exaggerated, but on technical matters he is accurate.' - Morgan & Thomas.
 
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Temple Bar, or Some Account of “ye Marygold,” No. 1, Fleet Street - F. G. H. Price

1875 - Printed by Taylor and Francis, London - First Edition
A scarce, fine and inscribed first edition of the history of private banking house of Child & Co., one of the oldest private banks in the United Kingdom, who has traded from No. 1 Fleet Street since 1673, under the ‘Marygold’ sign.

This copy is inscribed from the author, F.G.H. Price to the Marquess of Tavistock, 8th Duke of Bedford, whose family had at that date been banking with Chlid & Co., for two centuries, the first Duke of Bedford opened his account in 1679.
 
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Stock Market Profits - R. W. Schabacker, M.A.

1934 - B. C. Forbes Publishing Company, New York - First Edition
‘One of the early interpreters of the Dow Theory, editor of Forbes Magazine, Schabacker is the only author credited in the chartist’s bible, Technical Analysis of stock trends, by Edwards and Magee. Remarkably, by the time of his early death at age 36, he had produced three major works on the stock market, which are considered”among the most influential ever written on the technical side of the market” by Schultz and Coslow [A Treasury of Wall Street Wisdom]. Schabacker is also remembered for his warning in September 1929 of an “impending major reaction”.’ - Dennistoun, Bubbles, Booms and Busts.

‘A comprehensive survey of current mechanism, practic and theory, by the financial editor of
Forbes magazine’ [Larson, Guide to Business History]. 
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Baronagium Genealogicum: or the Pedigrees of the English Peers - Sir William Segar, Joseph Edmondson

1764-84 - Engraved and printed for the author, London - First Editions
The most beautifully illustrated and comprehensive record of 18th century Heraldry. A magnificent and extremely rare complete set of six large uncut folio volumes, with 658 copperplate engravings (104 of which are double page) many by the master engraver Francesco Bartolozzi a founder member of the Royal Academy. The plates consist of 279 coats-of-arms (3 double-page), 364 genealogical tables (101 double-page), six titles, six dedication pages, and three specific family dedication pages.

Ranked to begin with Royalty, this massive work took 20 years to produce, making it necessary to publish a supplement with new peerages. Provenance - Sir John Smith, Bart., F.R.S. of Sydling St.Nicholas, Dorset, whose initials JS are gilt-stamped to the morocco spine labels and engraved bookplates to the front pastedowns.
 
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Western Tibet and the British Borderland - Charles A. Sherring, T.G. Longstaff

1906 - Edward Arnold, London - First Edition
A handsome first edition of this important work on Western Tibet, Sherring’s account of his exploration through the region during the summer of 1905, profusely illustrated with numerous photographic illustrations, together with two folding maps and a chapter by T.G. Longstaff, of the Alpine Club, describing an attempt to climb the 25,350 foot summit of Gurla Mandhata.

Sherring’s journey took him through Mount Kailas, the sacred lake of Mansarowar, Kangra, Garhwal, Almora, the Kedarnath, Badrinath and adjoining territories. His narrative describes legends and myths of the holy lands, the religions and customs of the Tibetans, Hindus and Bhotias, agriculture, government, and trade routes.
 
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An Inquiry into the Natures and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

1796 - Printed for A. Strahan, London - Eighth Edition
‘Published in the same year as the American Declaration of Independence it has been argued that the global effect of Smith’s work has exceeded that of American constitutionalists. And if the wealth of a nation or a people is the foundation of all else, then from Hong Kong and Shanghai to Peru, from the oil and gas fields of Russia to the United States itself, from Estonia to Australia, it can be claimed that the principles and economic dynamics at work in all these places come from a book by a scholar of Scotland published before the French Revolution, before the Industrial Revolution and eighty four years before Das Kapital by Karl Marx.’ - Melvyn Bragg – 12 Books That Changed the World. 
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Sinai and Palestine - Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

1856 - John Murray, London - Second Edition
Stanley’s popular account of his travels through Egypt and Palestine in 1852, illustrated with seven folding colour maps, and five full page sketch maps and plans from woodcuts, in the original publisher’s cloth.

Stanley, Dean of Westminster, a progressive academic, and later founder of the Palestine Exploration Fund, who was committed to a scientific approach to the research. This copy from the library of Lord and Lady Raglan.
 
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How Fortunes are Made in Oil Stocks - Clif Stewart

1953 - Market Trend Survey Inc., Detroit - First Edition
A scarce and quite detailed analysis of listed companies in the Oil Industry, their history and various factors that affect their values, with suggested rules for investing in the sector.

Oil companies investigated include, Houston Oil, Mid-Continent Petroleum, Ohio Oil, Pure Oil, Richfield Oil, Shell Oil, Sinclair Oil, Standard Oil of California, Standard Oil of New Jersey, and Texas Pacific Coal and Oil.

Clif Stewart ran a successful advisory service, and wrote the popular work
How to Invest in the Stock Market Successfully published in 1948. This work was a development of A. Clifton ‘Clif’ Stewart’s USC MBA theses of the same year entitled ‘An investigation of some factors which influence the market prices of oil company securities’. 
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