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The pocket Lavater, or, The science of physiognomy : to which is added, an inquiry into the analogy existing between brute and human physiognomy, from the Italian of Porta : embellished with 44 copperplate heads.

Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.

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This material has been provided by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.), through the Medical Heritage Library. The original may be consulted at the National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

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Also known as

Physiognomische fragmente. English


New-York : Published by Van Winkle & Wiley, 1817.

Physical description

v, 2 unnumbered pages, 4-140 pages, 36 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait (engravings) ; 15 cm


The main work is "a translation from the French of the Pocket Lavater ... which ... in France ... has run through successive and repeated editions." - p. [iii] The second edition was published in Paris in 1808 under title: Le Lavater portatif, ou Précis de L'art de connaître les hommes par les traits du visage. The original was abridged from the French edition of Lavater's Physiognomische fragmente which was published in Paris in 1806-07 under title: L'art de connaître les hommes par la physionomie

"Comparison of man with other animals" (extracts translated from the second book of Porta's De humana physiognomonia): p. [99]-137

Film 633 reel 59 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 59, no. 1131). DNLM

Publications note

Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 1131

Shaw & Shoemaker 41232

Reproduction note

Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1959. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm



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