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Johann Caspar (1741) Lavater (1741 - 1801)

Lot 2088: LAVATER, JOHANN KASPAR. 1741-1801. Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the Knowledge and Love of Mankind. London: John Stockdale, 1810.

Bonhams

February 13, 2011
San Francisco, CA, US

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Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the Knowledge and Love of Mankind. London: John Stockdale, 1810. 3 volumes bound in 5. Half-titles. With 171 (of 174) engraved portraits and other plates and engraved text illustrations throughout. Large 4to (344 x 273 mm). Period blind-stamped russia, spines gilt. Intermittent toning and spotting, contents leaves foxed, spines and corners worn, vol 2 upper joint split.

The production of the illustrations was overseen by Henry Fuseli and they include engravings by Thomas Holloway and three signed engravings by William Blake (one a full-page portrait).
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