Lavater's theory of physiognomy, 'translated from the German of John Caspar Lavater by Thomas Holcroft,' and illustrated by pages of drawings of heads and skulls. Copy of Lavater’s scientific work linking personality traits with facial characteristics – lots of illustrations. Provides a great insight into scientific understanding of the late eighteenth century – useful for medical / scientific historians.
|Dimensions||length 236mm; breadth 160mm; thickness 47mm|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Related people||John Caspar Lavater (author)|
|Thomas Holcroft (translator)|
Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection