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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Good. THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR - A Book of Practical Counsel, by BENJAMIN GRAHAM. Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York. FIRST EDITION, likely Third Printing. "Copyright 1949" is the only date stated on the copyright page, and there is the letter code "A-Z" at the bottom of the copyright page. Though Harper & Brothers usually stated "First Edition" in its books at this time, this was one of the exceptions; i.e. it did not state "first edition" but instead simply used its letter code for identification. It is presumed that the code "D-Y" (April 1949) was the first printing, with a second 1949 printing being lettered "K-Y" (November 1949). This "A-Z" (January, 1950) is, I believe, the third printing. You can easily find Harper & Brothers Letter Codes online. Hardcovers, 5.5" x 8.5", 276 pages. Original NAVY BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS with GILT TITLING TO THE SPINE. and Harper & Brothers blind stamped colophon on the front cover.. This is the same binding as the First Printing (later printings had different bindings). NO DUSTJACKET. Condition: The covers have some wear to their spine ends and corner tips, rubbing to their folds and edges, and some rubbing to the spine, but are still solid and doing their job well; there is a bb-size stain to the top page edges (page edges of the closed book); there is a previous owner's name/address/phone rubber-stamped at the bottom of the front pastedown; there is clear tape reinforcement neatly applied to the gutter edge of the title-page and its facing page, and to the dedication page and the facing "Contents" page - the tape does not touch text, it extends for approx. 1/4" along the gutter of all 4 pages; there is underlining in red pencil to sections of 24 pages; there is NO noticeable foxing or toning, the pages are bright and clear. Overall a complete, solid, presentable, used copy. VERY RARE, EARLY "A-Z" (January 1950) PRINTING of this BIBLE of STOCK MARKET INVESTING. The only earlier printing I found for sale was a "K-Y" (November 1949 - probable second printing), selling for $6,500 with DJ. As of this writing, I found several LATER (i.e. not as scarce) but still early printings for sale online, including a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $3,500 with dj, a "C-A" (March 1951) printing for $1,950 without dj; (please note that both of these "C-A" editions have the much less desirable LATER BINDING); and a "D-C" (April 1953) printing for $2,022 with no dj, and also with the later binding. As BENJAMIN GRAHAM would say, be an intelligent investor and do your own research! And as I would add, Have Fun doing it!
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