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La metoposcopia overo commensuratione delle linee della fronte . . . nuovamente ristampata, & di bellissime figura adornata. Venice, l'heredi dell'Imberti,

SPONTONE Ciro (1642.)

£475.00 

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Ornamental printer's device on title-page, 46 woodcut illustrations of men's heads, ornamental initials and head-pieces.Sm. 8vo. 104pp. [4]ff. (last leaf blank). Modern calf-backed marbled boards.

First published in 1626 this a reprint of the 1637 second edition of this treatise on the art of determining character by the study of lines on men's foreheads, finely illustrated with small cuts of heads. Such methods of divination wrere especially in vogue in the 16th century, with numerous works on chiromancy, etc., and had lost favour by the 17th century but still found some supporters.Libreria Vinciana 2263. Seechki, Choix, 13594 (1637 edition). .

Stock Code: 46951