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Physiognomy The Art of Reading Faces - Dr Jean Lefas

Ariane Books, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the head of the spine and lightly sunned overall. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Boards slightly dust-marked at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Whenever some stranger comes up to you, to discuss some proposal or transaction, you tend to react immediately by closely scrutinising his face; what you discern in his face cannot fail to affect your subsequent dealings with that person. All of us, therefore, have something of the physiognomist within us; everyone speaks or understands the physiognomic language, even without being aware of it. Spoken languages are varied and changing, but the language of physiognomy is the same everywhere. Though mute, this language is clear and intelligible. For obvious reasons, the science of physiognomy is highly useful. A serious student of it can grasp, with a single glance, the whole range of an individual's salient traits. This is not a recent science — there can be no doubt that physiognomy flourished during the earliest civilisations. Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote books about it.”
Size: 10" x 8"
Number of Pages: 110
Translator: David Macrea

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