“MEN GO MAD IN HERDS”
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London, 1852. Two volumes.
Second edition of this important, entertaining and influential early study of crowd behavior, subsequently used to explore popular psychology and to chart the stock market, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations and painstakingly extra-illustrated with dozens of black-and-white and color engravings of places and personalities mentioned in the text, handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco gilt. $4700.