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Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, first edition, 74 engraved plates only (of 76), many folding, printed on various paper stocks, some plates trimmed at platemark and laid down, one detached, bookplate removed from pastedown, frontispiece repaired with tape verso, spotting and browning, contemporary panelled calf, gilt, worn, [Goldsmiths 5879; Kress 3211], folio, [Netherlands], 1720.

⁂ 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.

Lot 8

Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, first edition, Netherlands, 1720.  

Hammer Price: £1,900

Description

Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, first edition, 74 engraved plates only (of 76), many folding, printed on various paper stocks, some plates trimmed at platemark and laid down, one detached, bookplate removed from pastedown, frontispiece repaired with tape verso, spotting and browning, contemporary panelled calf, gilt, worn, [Goldsmiths 5879; Kress 3211], folio, [Netherlands], 1720.

⁂ 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.

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