Essays on Physiognomy, Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind
Place of Publication: London, England
Brunet III, 887; ESTC (RLIN): T139902; Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 20; Keynes 102
Overall (each vol. [depth varies]): 35 x 29.3 x 4.5 cm (13 3/4 x 11 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with numerous engravings
Not On View
(London: John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789[-1798]) Folio, three volumes in five; [v. 1] 155 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2 (pt. 1)] 125 ll., plus pls.; [v. 3 (v. 2, pt. 2)] 103 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4 ( v. 3, pt. 1)] 136 ll., plus pls.; [v. 5 (v. 3, pt. 2)] 102 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped greenish calf [rebacked? in gilt-stamped black morocco].
Scientific portraits, diagrams, and details of human physiognomy; portraits of actual persons.
London: John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, 1789 [-1798]
Philip [1898-1984] and Frances Hofer, Cambridge, by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1959.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer