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Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology (Signed)

Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology (Signed)

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Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology (Signed)

by The A. F. Willat

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Willat Company, 1960. Softcover. Good. 0x0x0. Collectible first and only edition of Cosmetology Hall of Fame inductee Arnold F. Willat's Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology. Notably, Willat developed the first cold permanent wave equipment, in its time a revolutionary advancement in hair care. Inscribed and signed by Willat on half title page thus: "With best wishes | Sincerely, | A. F. Millat." Signature unconditionally guaranteed to pass any COA examination. In 1952 Millat famously boasted he would pay $1,000 to any person whose hair he couldn't curl. He was never proven wrong. Also signed on back panel by the notorious Herbert M. Shelton (see attached image), an American naturopath, alternative medicine advocate, author, pacifist, vegetarian, and supporter of rawism and fasting. Shelton was arrested several times for practicing medicine without a license and charged with negligent homicide for starving a patient to death, though charges were later dropped. Shelton's personal copy. Scarce. One copy only located in WorldCat library database. No copies listed in commerce at the time of this posting. 81 pp. 11" x 8 1/2". Tight copy with occasional marginal notes and underlined sentences (mostly in pencil), some of which are in Shelton's hand. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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Willat Company, 1960. Softcover. Good. Collectible first and only edition of Cosmetology Hall of Fame inductee Arnold F. Willat's Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology. Notably, Willat developed the first cold permanent wave equipment, in its time a revolutionary advancement in hair care. Inscribed and signed by Willat on half title page thus: "With best wishes | Sincerely, | A. F. Millat." Signature unconditionally guaranteed to pass any COA examination. In 1952 Millat famously boasted he would pay $1,000 to any person whose hair he couldn't curl. He was never proven wrong. Also signed on back panel by the notorious Herbert M. Shelton (see attached image), an American naturopath, alternative medicine advocate, author, pacifist, vegetarian, and supporter of rawism and fasting. Shelton was arrested several times for practicing medicine without a license and charged with negligent homicide for starving a patient to death, though charges were later dropped. Shelton's personal copy. Scarce. One copy only located in WorldCat library database. No copies listed in commerce at the time of this posting. 81 pp. 11" x 8 1/2". Tight copy with occasional marginal notes and underlined sentences (mostly in pencil), some of which are in Shelton's hand. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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Title
Physics of Hair as Related to Cosmetology (Signed)
Author
The A. F. Willat
Format/Binding
Softcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
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Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Willat Company
Date Published
1960
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Weight
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