Essays on Physiognomy: calculated to extend the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind: Lavater, John ... Essays on Physiognomy: calculated to extend the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind: Lavater, John ... Essays on Physiognomy: calculated to extend the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind: Lavater, John ...

Essays on Physiognomy: calculated to extend the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind

Lavater, John Caspar (Kaspar); C. Moore (transl.)

Published by H. D. Symonds, London, 1797

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Complete in four volumes. 8vo. xv, 243pp. iv, 186pp. [4], 188-355, (255-288pp. mispaginated but complete). xiv, 334pp. Bound in modern full calf deluxe binding with finely gold-tooled spine, red and olive title-labels with gold lettering. Top-edge gilt. Raised bands. Dentelles. Modern endpapers. Frontispiece engravings in each volume. Authoritative work by Swiss physiognomist and poet, John Caspar Lavater. The work was first published in Germany in 1775-1778 under the title "Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe." The popular work was translated into French and English. This set was translated from the last Paris edition. The two main sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the works of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Porta, and the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in "Religio Medici." Profusely illustrated with 308 full-page engravings and drawings (one engraving in fold-out). With one folding text plate. Very minor shelf wear on bindings. Sporadic foxing throughout. Ex-libris of Milba K. Arthur on inside of front board. Overall very good condition. Tight complete set in an exquisite binding. Bookseller Inventory # 30651

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Title: Essays on Physiognomy: calculated to extend ...

Publisher: H. D. Symonds, London

Publication Date: 1797

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Later edition.

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