69 2640 Physiognomy Finella F
69 2640 Physiognomy  Finella F
69 2640 Physiognomy  Finella F
69 2640 Physiognomy  Finella F
69/2640 [Physiognomy]. Finella, F. Primo Libro de Nevi. Venice, Con licenza de' Superiori, 1629, (24),102,(1)p., woodcut coat of arms on title-p., 90 physiognomic portraits in text, modern giltlettered hcalf, sm. 8vo.

- Lacks B1, D8 and E1; foxed and sl. browned/ waterst.; occas. cut short at lower margin; a few inkstains and illegible owner's entries; ±4 lvs. corners lacking (not affecting the text/ image).

= Extremely rare, early edition of one of Finella's physiognomic studies. Not in the usual bibliographies such as Wellcome, Bibl. Walleriana, Krivatsy, STC Italian 17th cent. books, which only mentions the Antwerp 1632 edition or later publications by Finella on the subject. Finella (b.1548?) issued works on chiromancy, metroscopy, physiognomy and vipers. In this work Finella concentrates on the moles on human faces and explains their significance. Thorndike VIII, 459: "The art or science of metroscopy. Finella says that he has examined 1300 human heads in thirty years of experience". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.

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