First Edition. Morgan Dennis dustjacket art. "A post-crash analysis of the human side of stock market investing. By explaining not only the basic principles of investing but the emotional side of the enterprise as well, the author hopes to prevent his readers from losing sleep over their investments." The author says, "One can imagine that with these conditions our investor, especially if he had been accustomed to having his money in good safe bonds, was lying awake nights wondering whatever induce him to go into common stocks. If his wife knew the details she probably was losing plenty of sleep and doing plenty of nagging, asking him a thousand times why he ever got into such a mess and what was going to become of their savings." But if the investor hung on there were better days ahead for two years later came the stock boom of 1905-6 when on January 1, 1906, his stocks showed a value of $16,930, almost 100 per cent more than he could have obtained for them in 1903. He could then remind friend wife of the supreme wisdom of man". A very uncommon stock market investment book to be found in original fragile illustrated dustjacket. Near Fine but for first several pages with small dampstain at top fore-edge corner, in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends, some closed tears and wear, some dampstaining to rear panel.