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Phrenological diagrams of the skull and brain, with three portraits: Laurence Sterne, a mathematician, and Shakespeare; exemplifying the faculties of wit, number and imagination respectively. Engraving by H. Sawyer after W. Byam, 1818.

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London (Pimlico) : W. Byam, 1818.

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 28.3 x 19 cm


Explanation of the new physiognomical system of the brain, according to Dr. Gall and Spurzheim. ...

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Lettering continues with an "anatomical reference" to the areas of the brain and anatomical key to the skulls. Then "Maps of the organs as they appear on the surface of the human and animal head", with pictures of a horse and dog and three perspectives of phrenological models. Then famous portraits of "Illustrative examples of the system". The lettering concludes with a "General Index" of 33 faculties


Wellcome Library no. 27730i



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