1890 Scarce Book - CHIROMANCY, The Science of Palmistry by Henry Frith. Illustrated.
Author: Henry Frith. Edward Heron Allen.
Title: Chiromancy or the science of palmistry: being a concise exposition of the principles and practice of the art of reading the hand, by which the past, the present, and the future may be explained and foretold.
Publisher: London, Glasgow and New York, George Routledge and Sons, no date (circa 1890). Seventh edition (stated).
Size: 7 "X 4.5 ".
Pages: 159 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the figures and illustrations by Dora Noyes.
The book: Scarce seventh edition of "Chiromancy or the Science of Palmistry," authored by Henry Frith and Edward Heron Allen. This work provides a detailed and concise exposition of the art of palm reading, offering insights into interpreting the past, present, and future. Published by George Routledge and Sons, this edition is further enhanced by the detailed figures and illustrations by Dora Noyes, making it a comprehensive guide to the practice of chiromancy.
The authors: Henry Frith was a renowned author of his time, known for his works that often delved into the esoteric and mystical aspects of science and nature. Edward Heron Allen, an accomplished scholar and polymath, contributed significantly to this field with his deep knowledge and understanding of palmistry. Together, their expertise provides a thorough and insightful look into this intriguing subject.
The illustrator: Dora Noyes was an accomplished illustrator known for her detailed and accurate depictions, particularly in scientific and esoteric texts. Her illustrations in "Chiromancy or the Science of Palmistry" are not only informative but also artistically rendered, adding both clarity and a visual appeal to the complex subject matter of palm reading. Her work in this book is a fine example of the intersection of art and science in late 19th-century literature.
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