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Physiognomie, and Chiromancie, Metoposcopie, The Symmetrical Proportions and Signal Moles of the Body,

  • Author:
    Saunders, Richard
  • Publisher:
    Nathaniel Brook, at the Sign of the Angel in Cornhil and at his shop at the East end of the Royal Exchange., London, 1671
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Fully and accurately explained; with their Natural - Predictive Significations both to Men and Women. Being Delightful and Profitable: with The Subject of Dreams made plain; Whereunto is Added The Art of Memory. The Second Edition very much Enlarged By Richard Saunders, Student in Astrology and Physick. Second edition ('very much enlarged'), 1671. Folio. [26], 160, [2], 155 - 156, 161 - 377, [12]. Engraved frontis and full page illustration facing p.330. 2 further full page engravings counted in the pagination. Numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary sheep, rebacked and relined with restoration to boards. Book 1: The Science of Chiromancie; Book 2: Physiognomie; Book 3: The Physiognomie of Dreams Explained; Book 4: The Symmetrical proportions and dimensions of the body and a Treatise on moles with a section on The Art of Memory. The unpaginated sections at the end of the book contain A Table of The Heads of Chapters, Errataes, and publisher's ads for books sold by Nathaniel Brook. Numerous woodcuts. Good. Rebacked and relined with restoration to boards. Lacking final blank. 'Peroratio' leaf follows the Epistle Dedicatory - it would normally be at the end. End papers renewed. Frontispiece has archival tissue repairs to edges. Title page tipped to frontis with consequent disruption in gutter. Text block firm. A little toning to paper with occasional spotting. Some misnumbering to pages (mostly following p182) but collation complete and correct.
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