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Physiognomie, and chiromancie, metoposcopie, The symmetrical proportions and signal moles of the body : fully and accurately explained; with their natural-predictive significations both to men and women ... With The subject of dreams made plain, whereunto is added The art of memory / [Richard Saunders].

Saunders, Richard, 1613-1675.

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London : Printed by H. Brugis, for Nathaniel Brook, 1671.

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13 unnumbered leaves, 377 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves : engr. frontispiece (portrait), woodcuts, illustrations, plate ; (folio)


The 2d ed. very much enlarged ...


"The second part, or second book, wherein is treated of physiognomy, metoposcopy, oneirocracy ": p. [155]-281; "A treatise of the moles of the body of man and woman ": p. [307]-369. Items have special title pages with imprints: London, Printed for Nathaniel Brooks, 1670.
Copy 1. Lacks Peroratio (leaf C3).
Copy 2. Defective. With Peroratio (leaf C3) which is lacking in copy 1, and with four final advertisement leaves. Lacks pp. 105-[153] (leaves P1-Y2), lacks pp. 199-234 (leaves 2D4-2I1), lacks all after p. 305. Manuscript inscription at head of t.p. (cropped): "... [illegible] Thomas ... [illegible] DM 1700". Manuscript inscription on front end-leaf: "Sent from Bath in December 1776". Manuscript inscriptions on first end-leaf: "Bath December 15 1776" and "London Jan[uar]y the 8th 1777".

Publications note

Wing S755
ESTC, R10153
ESTC R10153
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), S755


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