SOUTH SEA BUBBLE Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, [Netherlands], 1720

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Lot 18
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE
Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, [Netherlands], 1720

Sold for £ 4,845 (US$ 6,018) inc. premium
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE
Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, title page in red and black (in second state), 76 engraved plates (most folding), printed on various paper stocks, comprising Muller nos. 1-45 (one of the 4 parts of Muller 26 missing and replaced with a non-listed alternative), 47-70, 72-73, plus Muller supplementary numbers 2-4 and 7, with additional state of Muller 65, 8-page manuscript satirical poem in Dutch on rear fly-leaves, text lightly browned, a handful of small wormholes or trails at extremities just touching one letter of one plate, contemporary half vellum, rubbed, inner hinges cracked [Goldsmiths 5879; Kress 3211], folio (385 x 245mm.), [Netherlands], 1720

Footnotes

  • First edition of The Great Mirror of Folly. "Of the volume's significance in economic literature there can be no doubt.... In neither [England nor France] did there appear such a stout and extravagant piece as this Dutch volume. Constituted of folio size, its bulk is made up largely of satirical plates.... No two specimens, even of approximately the same actual issue date, are exactly the same" (Cole, The Great Mirror of Folly... an Economic-Bibliographical Study, 1949). Prints include portrait of John and Mrs Law, broadsides featuring images and poems, 'Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland' ('Mississippi, or the world-famous Goldland'), a fanciful map of Louisiana, and 3 sheets of playing cards.
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SOUTH SEA BUBBLE Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, [Netherlands], 1720
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, [Netherlands], 1720
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, [Netherlands], 1720
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