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by Merton, Holmes W

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Phila.: David McKay,, 1899.. First edition. 224 pp. Over 600 drawings by the author. Frontis. from photograph. Silver pict. cloth. 4to. T.e.g. The author devised a system he calls "psychologic physiognomy" or "descriptive mentality" which combines study of the facial features (physiognomy), the shape of the head (phrenology) and the lines and shape of the hand (palmistry). This is a very late attempt to breathe new life into these popular sciences which were soon to be, in the 20th century, thoroughly disparaged and forgotten.


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