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It has been superseded by much more trustworthy works like Charles Kindelberger’s Mania, Panics and Crashes (1978), Peter Graber’s Famous First Bubbles (2000) and the definitive The South Sea Bubble (1960), by John Carswell, a British polymath of Safiresque reach (my favorite book by him is his monograph on Coptic tattoos, I kid you not).
In fact, it conclusively predates the South Sea Bubble by at least half a century!
It is hard not to hear an echo of the South Sea Bubble in its name.