The Wheat Pit


The Wheat Pit

DIES, Edward Jerome

Regular price $300.00 Sale

Edward Jerome Dies, b. 1891, was a financial journalist who later formed a public relations bureau, then became president of the National Soybean Processors Association from the late 1930s to 1945. This, his first book, is a lucid exposition of the workings of the Grain Exchange at the Chicago Board of Trade. In particular, the author explains the value of short-selling and futures trading as part of the marketing system so valuable to producers and dealers. He went on to write many more books about "big business," the relevancy of which has not changed over the years.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Argyle Press
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1925
  • Place Published: Chicago
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: good
  • Details:
    63 p. 20 cm. Illustrated with a b&w frontispiece photograph of The Pit in action. Green paper-covered boards, bordered and printed in black on the cover. Slight bow to the covers. Tail end chipped. In mylar-covered brown dustjacket with chipped spine ends and dampstained rear. Ink stamp of a Brantford, Ontario stock broker, Stobie, Furlong & Co., is on the front free endpaper, as well as on the front of the dustjacket. Jacket not price clipped.

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