Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Crowd A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd A Study of the Popular Mind

by Gustave Le Bon

Book Description: The Macmillian Company, New York, 1900. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Hardcover, Red fine-cloth with gilt title to cover and spine, deckle edges, Third Impression, 1900.

Book Condition: Good, slight bumping to corners which are starting to fray, spine is sunned but gilt title still intact, rubbing to boards and some small stains (see photo), appears to be missing a front endpaper (first page upon opening is flyleaf), front hinge starting to crack, pages are completely free of marks, pages show moderate tanning, mostly near edges, textblock also tanned. Spine straight, binding cracked between pages 144-145 otherwise solid. (detailed photos available upon request)

Contents: Introduction: The Era of Crowds, BOOK I: The Mind of Crowds, Chapter I: General Characteristics of Crowds-Psychological Law of their Mental Unity, Chapter II: The Sentiments and Morality of Crowds, Chapter III: The Ideas, Reasoning Power and Imagination of Crowds, Chapter IV: A Religious Shape Assumed by All the Conventions of Crowds, BOOK II: The Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds, Chapter I: Remote Factors of the Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds, Chapter II: The Immediate Factors of the Opinions of Crowds, Chapter III: The Leaders of Crowds and Their Means of Persuasion, Chapter IV: Limitations of the Variability of the Beliefs and Opinions of Crowds, BOOK III: The Classification and Description of the Different Kinds of Crowds, Chapter 1: The Classification of Crowds, Chapter II: Crowds Termed Criminal Crowds, Chapter III: Criminal Juries, Chapter IV: Electoral Crowds, Chapter V: Parliamentary Assemblies. -- This is one of the most important titles written about crowd behavior and a must-read for any serious trader. Collectible Edition, 239 pages.

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