(London): George Gregory & Company / (Crowther & Goodman, Printers), (1893).
Hardcover. Stated eighth edition, but first edition thus with a new preface and expanded with much new material, including a chapter on "American Railroads: Their History, Position and Prospects," etc. Octavo. 392pp. (including a 46-page section, printed ledger-style, to be filled in with owner's "Index of Investments," "Dividends Received," "Memoranda," etc.) Red cloth over flexible boards stamped in gilt. The red cloth is browned on spine, covers are rubbed and quite soiled, endpapers foxed, a sound good or better copy with the text and illustrations fresh and clean.
Illustrated from photographs and steel engravings, including 12 mounted black-and-white photo-mechanically produced photographs depicting interior and exterior views of George Gregory & Company offices and employees. Text includes chapters on Stockbroking, Speculative Accounts in Mining, Gold, Elmore Copper Works, The South African Market, Popular Securities, Highest and Lowest Prices of Stock and Shares (1879-1892), American Railroads and Investors, etc. An early guide to investing and speculating. Rare. *OCLC* locates no copies of this edition, and only a single holding of the 9th edition of 1895 (and which does not appear to be photographically illustrated) at the Osaka University of Economics Library.