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Descriptive Mentality From the Head, Face, and Hand

by Holmes W. Merton

Condition: Near Fine/Good


Philadelphia, Pa: David McKay, 1899 David McKay, Philadelphia, PA. 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine. DJ: Good; suntanned spine and small missing pieces on top edge. original drawings. Blue cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on spine and front board; gilt images of head and hands on front board. Gilt text block top. 224 pp 8vo. An early treatise on Psychologic physiogonomy which allows the observer to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of people by a glance. This art thoroughly and accurately measures the Intellect, Affections and the Will by studying the shape of the head, the face and the hands. A clean pristine copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.
  • Bookseller: Walnut Valley Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000911
  • Title: Descriptive Mentality From the Head, Face, and Hand
  • Author: Holmes W. Merton
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: David McKay
  • Place: Philadelphia, Pa
  • Date published: 1899
  • Keywords: DESCRIPTIVE MENTALITY, PSYCHOLOGIC PHYSIOGONOMY, CHEIROMANCY, PSYCHOLOGY, HEAD BUMPS, HAND LINES, PALM READING, HOLMES W. MERTON, PERSONALITY STUDIES, Quack medicine, medical quacks
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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