Discours... sur le moyen de representer d'une maniere sure les diverses passions qui se manifestent sur le visage... WITH: Dissertation Physique... sur les differences reelles que presentent les traits du visage...

CAMPER, Pierre

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Place Published: Utrecht
Publisher: Wild & Altheer
Date Published: 1792

Description: Small 4to bound with 2 titles by Camper. FIRST: Discours prononces par feu Mr. Pierre Camper, en l'academie de dessein d'Amsterdam, sur le moyen de representer d'une maniere sure les diverses passions qui se manifestent sur le visage; sur l'etonnante conformite qui existe entre les quadrupedes, les oiseaux, les poissons et l'homme; et en fin sur le beau physique. Publies par son fils Adrien Gilles Camper, traduits du Hollandois par Denis Bernard Quatremere d'Isjonval. (iv), viii, 107pp. Illustrated with 11 folding copper engravings. Utrecht: Chez B. Wild et J. Altheer, 1792. First edition in French. SECOND: Dissertation Physique de Mr. Pierre Camper, sur les differences reelles que presentent les traits du visage chez les hommes de differents pays et de differents ages; sur le beau qui caracterise les statues antiques et les pierres gravees... viii, 114, (2)pp. Illustrated with 10 folding copper engravings. Short 4to, contemporary patterned boards with leather spine label (boards are quite worn but sound; first 2 pages starting; text pages are slightly wavy but clean; all plates in excellent condition). Utrecht: Chez B. Wild et J. Altheer, 1791. First edition in French. Lacking frontispiece from first volume, otherwise a very good clean copy, with small ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.

Comments: Pierre de Camper (1722-1789) was a professor of medicine, surgery and anatomy in Amsterdam. "Lectures on the methods of representing the passions in the human face, and on other aspects of medicine and the arts." -Garrison-Morton 6604.91 (Dutch edition). "This work on physiognomy includes Camper's description of his craniometrical methods. Camper is chiefly remembered for the 'facial angle' of his own invention." -Garrison-Morton 158 (German edition).

Binding: hardcover
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 246212


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