Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of mankind: LAVATER, John ...

Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of mankind

LAVATER, John Caspar

Published by H.D. Symonds and J. Walker, London, 1804
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Three volumes bound in four Thick quarto. tan boards, green leather spines, printed paper labels on spines, top edge cut, others uncut and untrimmed. Illustrated with 418 plates, all present. The author discusses various traits and have illustrated those with portraits of well known personages, such as Albert [sic] Durer for instance, as well as unknowns and pure illustrations. [Graesse IV, 126. Lowndes 1321]. Boards and spines worn, labels, remnants of old cellotape repairs, edges browned, internally fine The second edition which contains the additional One Hundred Physiognomical Rules which are illustrated by 58 additional plates, and the memoirs of the author Life of the Author compiled from Life of Lavater written by G. Gessner, his son-in-law. Bookseller Inventory # 4509

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Title: Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of ...

Publisher: H.D. Symonds and J. Walker, London

Publication Date: 1804

Binding: Hardcover

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