Historical Textbooks

The AFA has been granted permission to provide free access to the following historical textbooks:

Guthmann, Harry G., and Herbert Edward Dougall. Corporate Financial Policy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1940.

Brealey, Richard A. An Introduction to Risk and Return from Common Stocks. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1969.
To read about the 2nd edition of this text that is currently available from MIT Press, please click here

Van Horne, James C.: Financial Management and Policy, 2nd Edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
Permission granted from Pearson and James C. Van Horne.

Fama, Eugene F., and Merton H. Miller: The Theory of Finance, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.
Gene Fama has granted permission and invites downloading from his website in the link above.

Fama, Eugene F.: Foundations of Finance: Portfolio Decisions and Securities Prices. New York: Basic, 1976.
Gene Fama has granted permission and invites downloading from his website in the link above.

Van Horne, James C.: Financial Market Rates and Flows, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978.
Permission granted from Pearson and James C. Van Horne.

Cox, John C., and Mark Rubinstein. Options Markets. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
This book was the landmark first book on option pricing. It is made available courtesy of John Cox, Mark Rubinstein, and Addison-Wesley-Pearson-Prentice-Hall.

Welch, Ivo. Corporate Finance: An Introduction. New York: Prentice Hall, 2009.
Ivo Welch holds the copyright and has granted permission. 

If you know of any prominent historical finance textbooks that the authors and publishers would like us to include in this selection, please contact the AFA.

All books posted here have been copyright-cleared with both the publisher and the author(s). If you believe that we posted a book in error, please alert Wiley and the AFA immediately.

Pearson has been particularly generous in granting permissions to post old textbooks. Unfortunately, Cengage does not permit the posting of books where later editions remain in print. Thus, we can post only Cengage-owned books where editions have already gone out of print and where Cengage had already granted copyright permission back to the authors.

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