A Week in Wall Street. By One Who Knows - Frederick Jackson 1841 - Published for the Booksellers, New York - First Edition Rare and desirable first edition of one of the earliest works on Wall Street written as New York emerged from the Panic of 1837, in the publisher’s original pink boards, without restoration or rebinding.

Jackson describes the Wall Street of his day, with advice and satirical wit directed not only at the brokers and bankers who ran the street, but at the ‘flunkys’ or sheep who are forever being shorn (Jackson being one of them). Among the chapters that add importance to this treatise is the one describing what a panic is, how it starts, and what its consequences are.

The author sums up the two main species in the market ‘
a Bear means a man who has no shares in the Stocks–one stripped–in an em-bar-assed condition . . . a Bull means a man who has more shares than he can keep, and has gored his neighbor to procure them.’ [The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, Zweig]
  Provenance: Esther I. Schwartz of Paterson, N.J. with their bookplate.

References: Kress C5511. Zerden,
Best Books on the Stock Market, 73. Larson, Guide to Business History, 1627. Wright I, 1466. Not in Dennistoun.

Duodecimo (book size 19.1x11.6cm), pp. [2] x [2] 152. In publisher’s pink paper covered boards, brown cloth spine with paper title label lettered in black.
  Condition: Very good, and complete in publisher’s pink boards and brown cloth spine, rubbing to edges, wear to corners, marks to boards and spine, some loss to paper label, split along front outer hinger, internally toned with some damp mark to lower edge of first few pages.   Ref: 110263   Price: HK$ 34,500