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Lavater, Johann Caspar. 1741-1801

Von der Physiognomik/Leipzig : Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1772.

"Lavater was the last of the descriptive physiognomists. He expanded the above work into Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beforderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe, 1775-78. This was translated into English by H. Hunter as Essays on Physiognomy, 5, London, 1789-98 and other editions. His work was very influential on portaiture" (Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition, Edited by Jeremy M. Norman).

The above images are taken from Essai sur la physiognomonie, destiné a faire connoître l'homme & à le faire aimer. Par Jean Gaspard Lavater . . . seconde partie. . . 1783. Clendening catalog notes for this record state, "Materially altered French Version" published by Lavater as his 3rd "recension" of "J.C. Lavater von der Physiognomik, Leipzig, 1772.

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