Item #28486 Charles A. Stoneham & Co., Stock Broker's hand book. Stockbroking, Codes.
Charles A. Stoneham & Co., Stock Broker's hand book.
Charles A. Stoneham & Co., Stock Broker's hand book.
Charles A. Stoneham & Co., Stock Broker's hand book.

Charles A. Stoneham & Co., Stock Broker's hand book.

New York: 1910. Hardcover. A code hand book with shares in companies being offered (mostly gold, silver and copper mining companies). Title page is hand numbered "#10952" and a printed note that all messages sent via telegram will be in code. A substantial part of the book are tabbed pages A-W, with the code for messages, for example "Abaft" and "Aband" mean a client wishes to tell the broker to "Buy". American mining companies are listed with their capitalization, president, treasurer, location and a description of their operation.

Stoneham [1876 - 1936] had his own brokerage company, and was the owner of the New York Giants baseball team, and the New York Nationals soccer team. He was involved in many corruption scandals with gambling operations, sports, and politics (Tammany Hall).

12mo, red cloth covers, gilt title on front, blank sine. 253pp, 2pp ads, 32pp b&w photograph ills of Stoneham offices in NY, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Maine. Pages showing code words are notched alphabetically. Sml. chip on ffep strengthened, corners very slt. rubbed, OCLC: 40685629. Very good overall. Item #28486

Price: $375.00

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