Monday, August 18, 2008

Seth Klarman: Margin of Safety (pdf)

Here's something for anyone who has been trying to get a look at Seth Klarman's now famous, and out of print, 1991 investment book, Margin of Safety

Value Stock Plus has linked to a scanned copy of the book on its Seth Klarman page. You can also download a scanned PDF copy of the book. (Update: link removed due to Google DMCA copyright takedown notice. See the extensive Margin of Safety notes included in our related links below).

My knowledge of value investing is pretty much limited to what I've read in Ben Graham's The Intelligent Investor (the book which originally popularized the investment concept of a "Margin of Safety"), so you might want to check out our previous Margin post for more background.

There you will find a link to another reader's Margin of Safety book notes, as well as a BusinessWeek article that describes the buzz surrounding Klarman's hard-to-find (and increasingly expensive) book.

Enjoy the book, and check out some more wisdom from Seth Klarman and friends in our related posts below.

Related articles and posts:

1. Seth Klarman: Lessons from 2008 - ValuePlays via Finance Trends.

2. Seth Klarman interviews and Margin of Safety notes - Stockideas.org.


3. Lessons from Hedge Fund Market Wizards: Ray Dalio - Finance Trends.

4. Lessons from Charlie Munger - Finance Trends

38 comments:

Barry Ritholtz said...

Try using Scribd -- its a more effective distributor than those other sites:

See Age of Turbulence
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/07/age-of-turbulen.html

David said...

Yes, I actually posted your link to Greenspan's book on another blog a couple weeks ago.

I've found some interesting stuff on Scribd as well. They also had a scanned copy of Jesse Livermore's 1940 edition of How to Trade in Stocks, a book we posted on not too long ago. Wonderful stuff.

David said...

This is gone now. Any chance you could email it to me? Thanks.

davejphys@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Could you send me the margin of safety book?

Thanks.


choonlin.lee@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi, do you mind sending me to book as well?

limshingyi@gmail.com

would really really appreciate it!

Inesis said...

Please send me those books, especially Seth Clarman boook.


Best wishes and thnxs.

abcd1234 said...

Hi could you please send me the Margins of Saftey book. The pdf file no longer exists.

andrewkz1@yahoo.com

Thanks a bunch

Anonymous said...

please send a copy to khgoh_99@yahoo.com

thanks much...

Anonymous said...

Can you mail me a link to the book to
vishalbshah@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

could u send a copy to
proud1981@hotmail.com

please? I looking for it a long time. thx

JF said...

Could you please email me a copy of the book as well or send me an updated link to the pdf?

james.r.franco84@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Carlos said...

could you please e-mail me a copy... db5233@gmail.com THANKS ...the rapidhare file is now gone

Jacob said...

Does anyone have a copy of the Seth Klarman "Margin of Safety Book? Could you email it to me at jacob.w.hughes@gmail.com?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

special-situation-investing.blogspot.com - i download from this website. Pls get from the owner.

Big Ben said...

Can you sent me a copy job4551w@yahoo.fr


thanks a lot.

ben from Bordeaux, France

dax said...

Will you be kind enough to send a copy of the pdf or any electronic copy you have. I have spent hours looking for a free copy on the Internet without success.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

http://www.valuestockplus.net/seth-klarman

Anonymous said...

Hi could you please send me the Margins of Saftey book. The pdf file no longer exists.

gv.rabbit@gmail.com

Thank you!

David said...

Update: the book file has been re-uploaded to Rapidshare. Thanks to ValueStockPlus for the link.

David said...

Update: new download link posted courtesy of ValueStockPlus.net

Anonymous said...

Can someone send me the pdf version of Margin of Safety? Thanks

humble_genius@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

please send a copy to jorispeers9@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, can someone please send me the pdf or a link for Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman. Would very much appreciate it. Thanks.

jnpp@live.com

Anonymous said...

Seth Klarman a guru?
Klarman and Baupost Group are backing a project in Canada right now, that is environmentally destructive. They forced farmers out of their homes and have a big fight on their hands.
Probably will spent most of Baupost's money on legal fees and a massive battle with the local community.
What kind of a guru does not have the foresight to anticipate this?
Deb

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to send me a copy as well?

red_ali@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you a lot for your help! I've been trying to find it out without sucess for several months!

Domo erigoto mr robato said...

Can someone email me a copy please i am a student and cant find it anywhere ! IKEDELOIX@GMAIL.com

RandomPasserby said...

Appreciate that, thsanks! It's live from ther link in the article currently at Oct 27 2012. Remember the author makes no money from second-hand sales on ebay or amazon either. I wionder it hasn't gone to a reprint with all the fuss and acclaim?

Jennifer Zhong said...

Can you also send a copy to me:xxjjzhong@gmail.com

Tessa said...

I tried sending you the pdf of the book but your email address is not correct. please send an email address I can send it to. When you send me an email, put in the subject MARGIN OF SAFETY PDF REQUEST.
my email is: applesofgoldwisdom@yahoo.com

Truman Golden said...

this book sells for about 2,000 dollars, insane.

Tessa said...

Does anyone have the book Where to Stash Your Cash Legally - Robert Bauman on pdf for download? If so, please it to me at: applesofgoldwisdom@yahoo.com. I will gladly exchange for Margin of Safety pdf I have.
Cheers and Thanks

Tessa said...

ps... I meant to say 'PLEASE EMAIL IT TO ME" :)

Seth Klarman said...

Full scanned PDF for your reading; http://www.mediafire.com/download/0lh66f2occmdrqh/Margin.of.Safety.by.Seth.Klarman.1991.zip

Seth Klarman said...

Full scanned PDF for your reading; http://www.mediafire.com/download/0lh66f2occmdrqh/Margin.of.Safety.by.Seth.Klarman.1991.zip

Tessa said...

Hi again,

If anyone has the PDF of "Where to Stash Your Cash...Legally: Offshore Havens of the World" by Robert E. Bauman could you please upload it on this site and email it to me at: applesofgoldwisdom@yahoo.com
I will gladly trade off with the PDF of MARGIN OF SAFETY.
Thanks

Tessa said...

If you are having a difficult time downloading the PDF to Margin of Safety, feel free to email me at: applesofgoldwisdom@yahoo.com and I will email it to you.

Finance Trends said...

Apologies, I've had to delete the Margin of Safety book links due to a DMCA takedown notice from Google. I've deleted old comment requests for the book copies (along with email addresses) from this comment thread.


Please see our related Seth Klarman posts and Margin notes in the post above.