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Phrenology in connexion with the study of physiognomy by J. G. Spurzheim

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Published by Marsh, Capen & Lyon in Boston .
Written in English


  • Spurzheim, J. G. -- 1776-1832,
  • Phrenology.,
  • Physiognomy.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPhrenology, in connection with the study of physiognomy, Spurzheim"s physiognomy with a biography
Statementby J. G. Spurzheim ... Illustration of characters. With thirty-five plates.
ContributionsCapen, Nahum, 1804-1886, Tuckerman, Henry T. 1813-1871 former owner.
The Physical Object
Pagination168, [2], 191 p., 35 p. of plates :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18034355M

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