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Manuel du Spéculateur à la Bourse contenant: 1o. Une intro

duction sur la nature de la spéculation: son rôle dans la production de la Richesse, ses abus, son importance dans l'Economie des sociétés, et son influence sur la destinée des Etats. 2o. Un abrégé des lois et ordonnances qui regissent la Bourse, Vescposé critique et pratique des opérations, les différentes sortes de marchés, et les combinaisons auxquelles elles donnent lieu. 30. Une notice sur chaque espèce de valeur côtée au parquet, rentes, obligations, Banque de France, crédit fundir et mobilier, chemins de fer, canaux, assurorics Leuxième édition. Revue, corrigée, et augmentée. Paris. Garnier Fréres, Libraires-Editeurs. 6 Rue des Saints-Pères, 215 Pale's Royal. 1 vol. 12mo.

SPECULATION! It is a fertile and suggestive subject, calculated to
attract at once the interest and attention of all. Our lot has been
cast in those stirring times when speculation has become almost
synonymous with business; when the whole duty of active life
seems to be concentrated on the contrivance, realization, and redu-
plication of rapid profits; when the acquisition of large gains has
become to every man almost a necessity, and the sole profession
of nearly all, however varied the modes of its accomplishment
may be; and when ingenuity, dexterity, and skilful combination,
have superseded or outstripped industry in the great transactions
of commerce. Speculation! It is the key-note of modern society;
the open sesame of the chief mysteries of modern trade. It is at once
the instrument and the explanation of that feverish avidity for
sudden fortune which now rules the world, and of that deepening
degradation of the multitude which throws such a sombre hue over
the portrait of our present civilization. It is speculation, in its
endless diversities, which simultaneously augments the capital of
the rich,
the acute, the prosperous, and depresses the

condition of VOL. 2....NO. 1.

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