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De humana physiognomonia Ioannis Baptistae Portae Neapolitani Libri IV
Oberursel: Cornelius Sutor for Jonas Rosa in Frankfurt am Main, 1601-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 8vo. Contemporary vellum binding, a few chips missing from spine. Solid binding and cover. [16], 534, [57] pp. Substantial browning to text. 2 full page portraits of author. Numerous woodcuts showing physiognomic relations of men to beasts. The impact of Della Porta's work on physiognomy can be seen on Johann Kaspar Lavater's work. "Porta was one of the pioneers of the scientific outlook, not himself a discoverer but a popularizer. We are prone to think today of physiognomy as antiscientific, but it was in fact a way of emphasizing the dependence of behavior on body, a sort of physiological psychology." - Diamond 23.5. Porta's De humana physiognomia "clearly established the doctrine of the correspondence between the external form of the body and the internal form of the person"--DSB XI, 97. Garrison-Morton 150; Heirs of Hippocrates 370; Norman 1723 (citing 1st edition)
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