Mackay (1852) Extraordinary Popular Delusions – Tulipomania, Witches, Alchemy, Financial Bubbles, &c.


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Mackay, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. (London: The Office of the Illustrated Library, 1852) Second edition.

Duodecimo (12mo). Two Volumes, volume one: vi, 301 (inline illustrations). Volume two: viii, 303 (inline illustrations), 4 page catalog. Yellow end papers printed with catalog. Hardcover. Bound in brown cloth covered boards stamped in blind with blind and gilt stamping to spine. Top edge gilt.

Condition: Near fine. Corners bumped, one pencil mark noted. Top spine end of volume one bumped but intact. Gilt bright. Previous owner’s name in pencil on first blank page of volume one.

A nice, bright copy of an important book on popular group psychology – how normal people can go crazy over wrong headed things.