Essays on Physiognomy for the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind
Lavater, J.C.

Essays on Physiognomy for the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind

London: G.J.J.& J. Robinson, N.d. (ca. 1790). First edition in one volume, abridged from Holcroft's translation from the German. 16mo. in original full tree calf, spine ornately stamped in gilt and with gilt-lettered black leather spine label. 2 blanks, engraved frontispiece of six portraits (Durer, Moncrif, Dr. Johnson, Shakespeare, Sterne, S. Clarke); title; (2) advertisment; (4) contents; 275; 2 blanks. VII numbered plates (including frontis as Plate I). Some foxing to the frontis and title and a bit to the plates otherwise text is clean and tight. Front pastedown bears the bookplate of Oscar Sutro, prominent California lawyer and Standard Oil executive as well as published Shakespearean scholar (d. 1935), as well as a small Oakland, Ca. vintage bookseller's ticket. Worn about the edges of the leaher and at the ouret hinges, shallow loss at hear edge of spine and some cracking to the spine strip; all gilt still bright. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Full Leather (Item ID: E4897)

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