Every Man His Own Broker; or, A Guide to the Stock-Exchange. In which the several classes of the Public Funds, commonly called the Stocks, are distinctly explained; and the Mode of Transferring, or of Buying and Selling them, is rendered intelligible for Persons desirous to transact their own Business. The Mystery and Iniquity of Stock-Jobbing is laid open - The present state of the National Debt, both Principal and Interest is accurately drawn up - A great Variety of new and useful Directions are given, respecting India Stock - Banking - Adventuring in State-Lotteries - Preventing Losses by the destruction of Bank Notes, &c. by Fire - Legal Advice and Caution to the finders of Notes, Bills, or other Paper-Securities for Money - Rules for forming a true Judgment when the Stocks will rise or fall in their Prices - Caution against false Intelligence - A new Table of Equation, &c. - Thomas Mortimer 1801 - W. J. and J. Richardson, London - Thirteenth Edition, Considerably Improved. ‘One of the most knowledgeable and persistent critics of brokers’ trade in securities was Thomas Mortimer whose book Every Man His Own Broker appeared in fourteen editions between 1761 and 1801, and was translated into German, Dutch, French and Italian. According to his own account he wrote because of an unhappy experience at Jonathan’s in 1756, and the work is certainly hostile to jobbers and speculators; like many of his contemporaries he was deeply perturbed by what he saw as unnecessary trading in Government funds. However his detailed advice to the public on how to buy and sell successfully gives one of the best pictures of stock broking in the second half of the eighteenth century’. - From Coffee House to Cyber Market: Two Hundred Years of the London Stock Exchange, Elizabeth Hennessy.

‘As the title suggests, the author's object was to encourage members of the public to buy and sell for themselves, without employing brokers. His attacks upon the brokers, though often amusing, are obviously exaggerated, but on technical matters he is accurate . Legally, only licensed brokers could deal on behalf of others, but there was nothing to prevent any member of the public from dealing on his own account' - Morgan & Thomas.
  References: Goldsmiths 12333. Morgan & Thomas, The Stock Exchange: its history and functions, 58 (1962).

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