Title: Introductiones Apotelesmaticae Elegantes in ...
Publisher: Jean de Tournes, Lyon
Publication Date: 1582
Book Condition: Very Good
Old vellum, manuscript spine and upper board; 8vo (150 x 165 mm); pp. 189, with woodcut portrait of the author on title-p., numerous in-text illustrations showing hands with varying palm lines and Greco-Roman deities associated with palmistry, physiognomic contrasts in pairs of faces, and astrological diagrams. Vellum a little soiled; front hinge cracked (holding just fine, with cords intact); contents evenly tanned. Indagine was pastor of Steynheym and deacon of St. Leonhart in Frankfurt. His popular treatise on palmistry (chiromancy), physiognomy, and astrology, was originally published in 1522, and reprinted into the 17th century. Caillet 5388. Thorndike V, 66. Bookseller Inventory # D7141
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