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Elements of phrenology.

Combe, George.

Published by Marsh, Capen & Lyon, Boston, 1834
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A particularly fascinating work by a past president of the Phrenological Society, here in the second American edition, which has been improved and enlarged from the third Edinburgh edition. Contains a brief history of Dr. Gall's and Dr. Spurzheim's theories and a basic introduction to the phrenological organs. Provenance: Ex?social club library (i.e., German Society in Philadelphia): 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpapers; library label on spine. 12mo (19.4 cm, 7.75"). Lacks engr. frontis., 204 pp., 1 plt. American Imprints 23929. Bound in navy moir? cloth with printed paper label on spine; binding moderately rubbed. Three gatherings loosening, others okay. Text with light age-toning and the occasional spot, some water damage to the last gathering. Some pencil annotations on endpapers. Lacks engraved frontispiece, other plate present. A representative example of a now-discredited pseudo-scientific field. Bookseller Inventory # 30154

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Title: Elements of phrenology.

Publisher: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, Boston

Publication Date: 1834

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