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EVERY MAN HIS OWN BROKER; OR, A GUIDE TO THE STOCK-EXCHANGE


Item #: 66508

Pages: xxiv, 257 pp.
Published: OE; W.J. and J. Richardson; Reprinted in 2009.

Subjects: COMMERCIAL LAW, UNITED KINGDOM

This popular guide was first published in 1761 and was latertranslated in German, Dutch, French and Italian. It appearedat a time when Great Britain was codifying its position asthe most sophisticated commercial empire in the world. Atthe time of the eleventh edition stock in the East IndiaCompany held an allure comparable to shares in internetstart-ups in the mid-1990s. As his lengthy sub-title titlesuggests, Mortimer was critical of brokers and hostiletoward speculators and jobbers. However, his detailed adviceoffers one of the best accounts of stock trading in thesecond half of the eighteenth century. Goldsmiths' KressLibrary of Economic Literature 14941.45.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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