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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds,

Author: Charles Mackay
Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Co., 1932.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Mackay
OCLC Number: 1212507
Notes: With reproductions of title-pages of 1841 and 1852 editions.
First edition, published 1841 under title: Memoirs of extraordinary popular decisions.
Description: xxiv, 724 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: The mississippi scheme --
The south-sea bubble --
The tulipomania --
The alchymists --
Modern prophecies --
Fortune-telling --
The magnetisers --Influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard --
The crusades --
The witch mania --
The slow poisoners --
Haunted houses --
Popular follies of great cities --
Popular admiration of great thieves --
Duels and ordeals --
Relics.
Responsibility: by Charles Mackay; a verbatim reprint, with reproductions of original illustrations, of the edition of 1852; with a foreword by Bernard M. Baruch.

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