Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Essays on Physiognomy: Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind

London: William Tegg and Co., 1855. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. cxxviii, 507 (1)pp., 81 plates, incl. frontispiece. Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt ruling on covers, gilt lettering on red leather label and gilt tooling and ruling on spine; raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece portrait engraving. Added is "One Hundred Physiognomonical Rules," a posthumous work by Lavater, and "Memoirs of the Life of the Author."

"The revision, which will be found at the conclusion of the work, relates to this particular edition of the Physiognomical Fragments of Mr. Lavater, which was published under the inspection of his friend, John Michael Armbruster, in octavo, for the benefit of those who could not afford to purchase the quarto edition. The editor, Armbruster, has changed the order of the fragments, and has omitted some few superfluous passages." (Thomas Holcroft).

Illustrated with eighty engraved plates and the frontispiece engraving of Lavater by Holl. Ninth edition with upwards of four hundred profiles, and other engravings. Contains descriptive list of engravings and index at rear. Some light wear along edges of binding with some scuffs on leather, and vertical streak on marbled paper of back cover. Previous owner's name inked to verso of frontispiece. Some damp-staining on first few pages and minor sporadic foxing in block. Good+ condition. Item #52404

Price: $125.00

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