Folding plate, viii, 45 pp. In-text illus. Octavo. Orig. thin red blind-stamped cloth, rebacked, with central gilt decoration. Condition: 1.5" circular stamp stating "Clinton Hall Association N.Y. For the Use of the Mercantile Library" on front and rear pastedowns and title page. Boards soiled along front joint and upper margins; 2.0" x 0.5" and 0.75" x 0.25" chip to front and rear boards, respectively, at their lower fore-edge corners, with chips to endpapers directly beneath. Chart has small chips to its left-edge, and has been expertly reattached with Japanese tissue. A few neatly repaired tears to rear endpaper and final blank. A Good+ copy. The folding chart purports to correlate various head shapes and facial features to elements of character. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Psychoneurology: a treatise on the mental ...
Publisher: London: pulbished for the author by Francis Harvey, 1865.
Publication Date: 1865
Binding: Hardcover 0000
Book Condition: Good+
Book Description Francis Harvey, London, 1865. Blind-stamped Red Cloth. Condition: Good+ for Age. 1st ed. endpaper+unfolding chart refered to in title, c.52 cms long (4 folds, this almost detached)+t.p.+viii+45, numerous text figs, many showing different nose, ear etc. shapes or physiognomic profiles; leaf vii-viii disbound, end-gutters cracked, covers fairly clean but some cloth loss along lower fore-edges, darkeneing to top front, 3 small holes in unlettered spine, front has gilt logo of hand holding a uroboric snake encircling a butterfly with 'Psychoneurology' above it. Will try to re-affix disdbound leaf and chart with archival transparent tear-repair tape when ordered (unless instructed otherwise). Definitely one of the odder phrenology/physiognomy productions. The grandiosity of Stothard's aspirations is perhaps indicated by a declaration I have just spotted at the foot of the chart 'None perfect unless Stamped' - and indeed there is a small oval impressed stamp 'The Catholicon. R.E.Stothard 18' plus inked number '65' completing date. Note: quoted non-UK shipping rates are calculated for 500-700 gram net weight, cost will be modified up or down as appropriate outside this range. Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms. Seller Inventory # 006643