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La science curieuse, ou traite de la chyromance; Recueilly des plus graues Autheurs qui ont traite de cette matiere, & plus exactement recherche qu'il n' a este cy-devant par aucun autre.

By: [Palmistry/Chiromancy][Anonymous].

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: Paris:, Francois Clovsier, 1665.: 1665

Seller ID: S10060

Small 4to. [8], 212 pp. 90 plates; a few short worm tracks, not affecting images, waterstained (upper corners). Original full mottled paper boards, leather spine label; label chipped. Bookplate of ExLib Liechtensteinianis. Very good. RARE. FIRST EDITION. This exceptionally rare book on chiromancy or palmistry, sometimes falsely attributed to Joannes Taisnier, is a complete guide to the interpretation of lines and features on the palms, and divination of fortunes from those features. A second edition (essentially a reprint) was issued in 1667. This work draws from authorities in classical lite... View more info