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Published by William Tegg, UK Seller Rating:. Condition: Very Good. Rubbing to leather on spine and corners. Raised bands to spine. Occasional annotation and side lining of paragraphs in pencil. Marbled endpapers and text block. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. Upwards of over four hundred profiles and other engravings. Full leather binding by Sickers of London. Wonderful binding quality and in lovely condition. Edges lightly rubbed and boards lightly marked.

Contents good. Endpapers foxed and two printed ownership insiginia. Small number of plates have a small edge stain. Nice book. Digital images available upon request. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Evans First US edition. Very good. More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Published by W Locke, London From: Robert S. About this Item: W Locke, London, Condition: Good Spine Worn. First Edition. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4.

Condition: Good. The book is overall in good condition with some typical signs of wear and age. It has no printed publishing date, but is circa sometime around The leather covers have some mild scuffing and wear.

The binding of the book is good and sound. There are some chips to the endpapers with a gutter tear to the ffep a few inches in length. A few pages have a small chip or tear; however, no text is affected. Along with that there may be the very occasional page with some kind of other imperfection such as a creased page corner, minor marking, wrinkle, etc. Generally though, it's a good copy. As called for, the book is pages long and is illustrated with 7 black and white plates.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Condition: Very Good Plus. Once listed, this will be the Only original English Edition for sale anywhere on the Internet.

I found only two copies of the French Edition for sale on the Internet. It consisted of two volumes, the First Volume is referenced as the Atlas volume.

It contained '21 uncoloured plates, three double page maps, one double page table, and one large folding table. Both sellers of the French Edition possess only the Atlas Volume. To give you a sense of the contents of the English Edition, here are some partial quotes from the 'Preface By The Translator': 'After having read most of the published works on Ophiology, never meeting with any satisfactory system, until "Essay" by M.

Schlegel should be 'H. I would willingly have published a translation of the complete work but the low state of Ophiology in this country deters from undertaking so large a work with such costly illustrations as figures, three separate charts, and two tabular views of their distribution and affinities.

The Translator has therefore restricted himself to the General portion and has selected from the excellent plates of his Author 24 figures, to which he added two. The fear of too much enhancing the price of this volume has prevented the republication of more than one of the charts-- that which shows the Geographical Distribution of the Venomous Snakes. The Syoptical Review of Species, in the present publication will in some measure supply the want of the more ample Descriptive Part of the Original.

The Translator has added an outline of M. Schlegel's Arrangement of the Species, with the principal habitat of each individual affixed.

Regarding condition: Take a look at the photos of the covers. There is a blind stamped design on the front and rear. The spine is a pebbled leather. There's some rub-through at the corners, a few shallow dents on the front top edge.

There is a somewhat hidden 2 inch tear off the top edge of the title page where it meets at the juncture with the foldout frontispiece map. The title page is otherwise tightly bound 1" of paper is lifted up a bit, halfway down the page, not binding related. Note that there is a blending vertical 1" wide professional reinforcement on the title page see photo. This book is square and very solidly bound from cover to cover.

The pages are all nicely tight. The covers are similarly tight and very firm. The text pages are generally quite clean with only occasional spots of soiling. They're also in very good shape. There are some light bottom corner creases.

There's one tiny corner loss far from the print and one corner was produced a little long and folded in. Some of the bottom page edges are cut a little shorter than most of the others. There are no markings in the book. No attachments of any kind, NOT ex-library. And no one has written their name or anything else anywhere.

The folding frontispiece appears to have a similar reinforcement very inconspicuous, almost makes me wonder if it was produced that way , also two smallish stains off its outer edge, away from the map which is in very good shape. There's a water stain 4. It doesn't affect any other page in the book. No other water stains. There is no foxing anywhere. The plates are preceded by a page titled Corrigenda, which references and provides corrections for seven errors, though not the 'M.

Happy to provide more information and photos if requested. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6.

Published by John Murray; H. Hunter; T. Holloway, London About this Item: John Murray; H. Holloway, London, First edition. Full page illustrations. Full leather bindings, gilt lettering, ruling, raised bands, very good set. Extra postage. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by London : Sold by H. Symonds, About this Item: London : Sold by H.

Johann Kaspar Lavater Johann Casper Lavater was an 18th-century philosopher who was well known for his essays on physiognomy. His believes and teachings on physiognomy did not always coincide with Zwinglian philosophies, but he is credited with being the first to introduce the idea that physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.

Baggerman, Controlling Time. This edition includes hundreds of illustrations of human faces and characters depicting the traits of individuals discussed in the work.

This collection of essays dominated bookshelves during the 18th- and 19th-centuries, even during the height of classic literature.

The greatest popularity of this book rests with the accompanying illustrations.


Essays on Physiognomy, First Edition

Johann Caspar Lavater. Physiognomy pathognomy. Reasons why the science of physiognomy is so often ridiculed. Of the universality of physiognomonical sensation.


Essays on Physiognomy


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