Three volume set written by Charles Mackay (1814-1889) - British poet, journalist and song writer. His book Extraordinary Popular Delusions (1841) is a popular history of popular folly. The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts - National Delusions, Peculiar Follies and Philosophical Delusions. Hard to find first edition, 1841 first printing, published in London by Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, leather red morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, binding produced by the firm Sangorski & Sutcuffe, England, 20th century binding. Clean inside with numerous illustrations. Small wear on volume 1 on top of the spine on volume 1.
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