Essays on physiognomy : designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind / Written in the German language by John Caspar Lavater, and translated into English by Thomas Holcroft. To which are added, one hundred physiognomonical rules, a posthumous work by Mr. Lavater; and memoirs of the life of the author, compiled principally from the life of Lavater, by G. Gessner.

  • Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
[between 1840 and 1849]
  • Books

Selected images from this work

View 3 images

About this work

Also known as

Physiognomische Fragmente. English
Hundert physiognomische Regeln
One hundred physiognomonical rules


London : Printed for Thomas Tegg ..., [between 1840 and 1849]

Physical description

3 unnumbered pages, vi-cxxviii, 507 pages, 5 unnumbered pages, LXXX leaves of plates : illustrations (engravings) ; 23 cm (8vo)


Fourth edition /


An undated re-issue of the "Third Edition" of this translation, published by Benjamin Blake in 1840
The main text is a translation of J.M. Armbruster's abridged edition (1783-7) of Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente, 1775-8. "One Hundred Physiognomonical Rules" (p.461-91) is translated from Georg Gessner (ed.) J.K. Lavater's nachgelassene Schriften, 1801-2, vol.5.
Collation includes final five-page advertisement for "Standard Library Editions ... Printed For B. Blake ... "
Cancel title-leaf
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Polytechnic of East London Note: Binding: orig. blue-green blind-stamped cloth. Uncut. Very occasional pencil marginalia. Ex Charles Myers Library (Spearman Collection) at the National Institute of Industrial Psychology


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link