1834 · Boston
A particularly fascinating work by a past president of the Phrenological Society, here in the second American edition, which has been improved and enlarged from the third Edinburgh edition. Contains a brief history of Dr. Gall's and Dr. Spurzheim's theories and a basic introduction to the phrenological organs.
Provenance: Ex–social club library (i.e., German Society in Philadelphia): 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpapers; library label on spine.
American Imprints 23929. Bound in navy moiré cloth with printed paper label on spine; binding moderately rubbed. Three gatherings loosening, others okay. Text with light age-toning and the occasional spot, some water damage to the last gathering. Some pencil annotations on endpapers. Lacks engraved frontispiece, other plate present. A representative example of a now-discredited pseudo-scientific field. (Inventory #: 30154)