New York: The Library of Wall Street, 1966. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff yellow wraps illustrated in red.
"In this cookbook – a book written preeminently for Wall-streeters – we save everything but money. In certain things, we are miserly... Like what is left at the bottom of the pan after having cooked in it a 15 lb roast... But money? Never – money..." (from the introduction). Collection of recipes presented as a humorous encyclopedia of Wall Street and stock market concepts. Some of the recipes are aimed at more of a business insider audience: "Selling against the box lobster stew," named for when you short sell a stock you intended to keep for the long pull, is a creamy, buttery stew; "linguine with capers a la prime rate of interest" serves an eggplant-carrot sauce atop linguine pasta. Typeset in a monospaced typewriter font with black-and-white pen-and-ink illustrations and diagrams explaining the concepts ("BUY! Bonds go up/interest goes down!"); slightly reminiscent of Patrick Bateman drawings. Includes index of recipes as well as an index of Wall Street terms. Some toning to edges, approx. 1.5" split to spine tail, general light soiling. Very good. Item #921