First Edition. Wall-Street crash themed novel of a young man who joins a brokerage house to become one of their 'hard sell' men. From the dustjacket copy: "This is an honest story of the stock-market - so honest that brokerage houses are placing orders for it; so honest that the Stock Exchange printed fifty copies of the book to be read by its governors and officials". This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Sparkes at front free endpaper. Scarce as a true first edition. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some soiling to rear panel.