Written in the 17th century and translated from the original German by Thomas Holcroft.
The science of physiognomy is nowadays disproven and somewhat outdated, but the caricatures used to illustrate it, printed throughout the book, may still be of of interest to students of early, some would say primitive and prejudiced, science.
Bound in dark green cloth with stamped lettering and designs embossed in black on the front cover, the lettering on the spine is gilt. The cover is remarkably good for its age (the 18th edition, circa 1881),bumps to the corners and top and base of the spine. The interior of the book is still tightly bound and in good condition, between pages 126 and 129 there is a split, revealing the scrim; pages 127-128 and the plate preceeding them are detached but present. page edges are uncut.
This is a very heavy book, necessitating courier delivery.
All text is clear, all profiles and line drawings are in surprisingly good condition.