Essays on Physiognomy ; for the Promotion of The Knowledge and the Love of Mankind ; Translated Into English By Thomas Holcroft. Volumes 1-3. John Caspar LAVATER.
Essays on Physiognomy ; for the Promotion of The Knowledge and the Love of Mankind ; Translated Into English By Thomas Holcroft. Volumes 1-3

Essays on Physiognomy ; for the Promotion of The Knowledge and the Love of Mankind ; Translated Into English By Thomas Holcroft. Volumes 1-3

London: G.G.J.& J.Robinson, 1789. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Half Calf. 3 vols; very good in tan half calf and marbled boards. Some edgewear to leather. Numerous engravings: plates showing different expressions. Lavater (174-81-1801) was a Swiss theologian and poet, most noted for his work on physiognomy, relating cranial features with individuals. He was closely connected with the artist Fuseli, and with Goethe and Blake. This is the first English translation of the work, originally published in German between 1775 and 1778. Rare. Heavy volumes may require additonal postage overseas. Very Good. Item #011683

Price: $742.50 NZD

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