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.

Item number 11108
Category Book
Type Science
Dimensions length 236mm; breadth 160mm; thickness 47mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people John Caspar Lavater (author)
Thomas Holcroft (translator)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection