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Wall Street and the Wilds. by  Anthony W Dimock - Signed First Edition - 1915 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 46768)

Wall Street and the Wilds.

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Wall Street and the Wilds.

by Dimock, Anthony W

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New York: Outing Company, 1915. First edition of Dimock's autobiography, including his great success in cornering the gold market, also hunting grizzly bear, buffalo, deer, waterfowl, early wildlife photography, and some mention of fishing for tarpon, trout and salmon. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a family member, "To Susan Whitney Dimock Dear Mrs. Dimock As the shadows lengthen the thoughts turn often to the friends of long ago, and my memory vibrates to the mention of the name of Henry Dimock Most sincerely yours Anthony W. Dimock The Happy Valley Peekamoose, N.Y. March 17, 1918." In near fine condition. Wall Street and the Wilds contains the sage of the rise and fall and rise and fall of a Wall Street gold trader, options seller, stock manipulator, developer of the clearing house, pool operator, Steamship promoter, real estate developer of Elizabeth, New Jersey, telegraph line builders, railroad builder, hunter, photographer and naturalist from 1850 to 1915. Everything talked about is totally a propos of current techniques in Wall Street. Dimock was a minister's son born in 1840 who went to Andover and came to Wall Street at 15 and got his start scalping odd lots in insurance stocks. He developed a system of selling gold every 1/8 up and buying it every eight down. He became the Little Napoleon of Wall Street and dominated the gold exchange the way the big grain companies dominate the grain market today, using some of the same techniques. He made so much money that it was easy come, easy go, and he lost it all by guaranteeing the purchase of friends, defrauding by the Goulds during Black Friday, and finally in the crash of 1873"(Victor Niederhoffer).


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Wall Street and the Wilds.
Dimock, Anthony W
Book condition
second hand
Outing Company
Place of Publication
New York
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Anthony W. Dimock, Wall Street and the Wild First Edition, Wall Street and the Wilds, Wall Street and the Wilds Anthony Dimock
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Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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