HEMMING, Henry G.
Hemming's History of the New York Stock Exchange
New York: Henry Glover, 1905. Thick quarto. Engraved frontispiece, 4 views and 353 engraved portraits.
Expertly bound to style in full brown morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt edges.
Scarce early history of the New York Stock Exchange, with portraits of its members to 1905.
This large illustrated volume offers both a concise history of how the Stock Exchange came to be and a wonderfully executed series of steel-engraved portraits illustrating the Exchanges members as of 1905. A longtime classic work on the Stock Exchange, Hemming's impressive work contains a 45-page history of the New York Stock Exchange, which chronicles the Exchanges founding, its relationship to the banks, its prominent members, and its place in the global economy. Portraits include Henry Clews, George Jay Gould, J.P. Morgan, Jr., W.C. Kellogg, Arthur Whitney and many more early financiers of note.