La Science curieuse, ou traité de la chyromance, récueilly des plus graves autheurs qui ont traité de cette matiere, & plus exactement recherché qu il n a esté cy-devant par aucun autre.


Published by Francois Clovsier, Paris, 1667
From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books (Concord, MA, U.S.A.)

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8vo. pp. [8], 212. With 90 engraved plates most of which contain 16 palmistry figures. Several plates contain a whole palm illustrated. Bound in full period calf; re-backed preserving original gilt spine. Boards show rubbing and wear; board corners are neatly restored. Top edge of book block is a bit rubbed. Interior contains some marginal soiling and foxing; several areas of marginal worming and worm tracks are present in the upper and lower margins (interrupting the running title on a couple of pages). The upper portion of the book also contains some damp staining which is generally mild. A tear, part way across one plate, is professionally sealed and hardly noticeable. Some plates contain light printer s smudging. This treatise, first printed in 1665, has been called one of the most comprehensive 17th century books on palmistry. [Cette ouvrage, l un des meilleurs traités de chiromancie du XVIIe siècle " - Dorbon]. The book was published anonymously, however, Sabattini attributes the work to the 16th century polymath and occultist Jean Taisnier. [Sabattini 589; Caillet 10053; De Guaita 2109; Dorbon-Aine 4478; Krivatsy NLM 11671]. Bookseller Inventory # 000496

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Title: La Science curieuse, ou traité de la ...

Publisher: Francois Clovsier, Paris

Publication Date: 1667

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Second edition.

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