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LAVATER, Johann Caspar

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“If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.”

Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

Johann Casper Lavater was an 18th-century philosopher who was well known for his essays on physiognomy. His believes and teachings on physiognomy did not always coincide with Zwinglian philosophies, but he is credited with being the first to introduce the idea that “physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.” (Baggerman, Controlling Time). According to Garrison-Morton, this work was “very influential on portraiture.”

 

This first English edition includes hundreds of illustrations of human faces and characters depicting the traits of individuals discussed in the work. This collection of essays dominated bookshelves during the 18th– and 19th-centuries, even during the height of classic literature. The greatest popularity of this book rests with the with the more than 800 illustrations including 174 copper plates!

 

In addition to his physiognomy essays, his writings on mysticism were very popular during his lifetime.

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1810 1ed English Essays Physiognomy Caspar Lavater Illustrated Occult ENORMOUS

 

“If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.”

Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

Johann Casper Lavater was an 18th-century philosopher who was well known for his essays on physiognomy. His believes and teachings on physiognomy did not always coincide with Zwinglian philosophies, but he is credited with being the first to introduce the idea that “physiognomy related to the specific character traits of individuals, rather than general types.” (Baggerman, Controlling Time). According to Garrison-Morton, this work was “very influential on portraiture.”

 

This first English edition includes hundreds of illustrations of human faces and characters depicting the traits of individuals discussed in the work. This collection of essays dominated bookshelves during the 18th– and 19th-centuries, even during the height of classic literature. The greatest popularity of this book rests with the with the more than 800 illustrations including 174 copper plates!

 

In addition to his physiognomy essays, his writings on mysticism were very popular during his lifetime.

 

Item number: #4279

Price: $1250

 

LAVATER, Johann Caspar

 

Essays on physiognomy : designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind

 

London : J. Murray, 1810. First English edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes in 5 tomes
    • I – Volume I
      • [2 blanks], [12], iv, [10], 281, [1], [2 blanks]
    • II – Volume II, Part I
      • [2 blanks], xii, 238, [2 blanks]
    • III – Volume II, Part II
      • [2 blanks], [6], 239-444, [2 blanks]
    • IV – Volume III, Part I
      • [2 blanks], xii, 252, [2 blanks]
    • V – Volume III, Part II
      • [2 blanks], [6], 253-437, [13], [2 blanks]
    • 800+ illustrations; includes 174 copper plates
  • References: Osler 3178; Garrison-Morton 154
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate
    • Thomas Bewes, Esq.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14in X 11.25in (35.5cm x 29cm)
  • Very rare with price comparisons at over $2500

 

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4279

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Religion

Authors

LAVATER, Johann Caspar

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete