Publication: Published by the Author, 1904, NP
Fifth Edition. Revised and Improved. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" in original blue cloth with title and author in gilt on front cover. 114 pp. Inscribed by the author. Preface. Contents. "This quaint volume demystifies the arcane sciences and initiates us into the art and craft of 'correctly' judging the characters of new acquaintances and old friends based on physical appearance and date of birth. Discover ... the differences between the 'normal' ear and the 'criminal' ear, which sign of the zodiac indicates 'mental activity and aspiration,' and which connotes a person 'not particularly original in your ideas.' What an oblong face signifies. What a beard says about a man. How to read the shape of eyebrows. What it means when 'a thumb clings closely to the hand,' etc." "A particularly interesting feature is found in the scientifically prepared division on Astrology giving delineations of temperament, abilities, mental and moral qualities and a physical diagnosis showing the constitutional diseases to which one is liable." Previous owners name and address along with a message stating that she received this copy of the book from E.A. Knapp who at the time was living in Water Gap, Pennsylvania. Corners bumped and lightly worn.
Inventory Number: 48732