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    "Men, it has been well said, think in herds"

    Charles Mackay. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London: Richard Bentley, 1841. First edition. Three octavo volumes. [vi], 400 + 2 adv. pages; [vi], 406 pages; [vi], 404 pages. Contemporary three-quarter leather over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering and panels on spines, top edges gilt. Some rubbing on extremities, leather on joints affected, light scattered foxing on page edges. Marbled endpapers. Very good.

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    A delightful work of good humored skepticism, which later influenced the study of subjects such as psychology, history, government, economics, and more. Volume III is a notable occult item, with nearly 250 pages on "The Alchymists."

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    September, 2016
    15th Thursday
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