Essays On Physiognomy, Designed to Promote the Knowledge and Love of Mankind

London: 1810.

Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D.D. 3 volumes originally bound in 5 (volume 1, volume II parts I and II, and volume III parts I and II) LACKS 5th volume (aka volume III part II, or pages 253-435). Some irregularities in pagination, but only lacking one illustration in the present volumes: "A pensive character leaning his head on his hand" from page 10 volume II part I. Profusely illustrated in black and white with copper engravings, accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals executed by, or under the inspection of Thomas Holloway. 3 illustrated title pages, 129 full page plates plus hundreds of in text vignettes depicting a wide range of facial features and their supposed significance (some foxing, confined mostly to margins of plates). Folios bound in ornately blind stamped calf (worn and dry, covers of volumes II, III, and IV detached), marbled endpapers, marbled page edges, raised spine bands. London: John Stockdale, 1810. A good copy.

Johann Caspar Lavater (1741 - 1801) was a Swiss poet, philosopher, physiognomist, theologian and friend of artist Henri Fuseli. An incomplete, but impressively illustrated set. Please note, the weight of these books will require additional postage if shipped internationally.

Illustrator: HOLLOWAY, Thomas
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Language: English

Price: $1,700.00

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