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DIES, Edward Jerome
THE PLUNGER - A Tale of the Wheat Pit - INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY - Extremely rare: NOT IN WORLDCAT.
Covici-Friede, New York, 1929. (21x14 cm). - 249 pages, frontispiece and plates. - Light yellow cloth, somewhat faded and soiled. Inscribed on front free end-paper: "To my friend. Frank A. Smothers. / whose stories on the passing / of the old Board of Trade / Building were masterpieces of news / Edward Jerome Dies". - Uncut. - The story of traders, speculators and cheaters. - Also, biography of the "Wheat King"', Benjamin P. Hutchinson. - The dedicatee, Frank A. Smothers, was a Chicago journalist who covered business, trade and crime in the 20-s, and reportes from Japan, China, England, France , Spain and Italy in the 30-s. - . Extremely rare:WorldCat lists only the 1975 Arno Press issue, and 4 copies of the 1930 German edition ["Der Spekulant"]. Link to additional photos available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bibliophilia [Tampa, FL, U.S.A.]
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