• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    PALMISTRY. 'Chyromancy or, Palmestrye. Also Physiognomy, and Metoposcopie', manuscript on paper, 1648, containing 'many rare observations, & select rules of the mysteries of Nature touching the Hand of Man', illustrated with drawings in pen-and-ink including three diagrams of palms, two full-page diagrams of a male and female face and a double-page palm diagram, marked with astrological symbols and inscriptions, 43 numbered pages, small 4to, contemporary calf (scuffed). Provenance: David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale; Sotheby's sale, 28 July 1947, lot 175.

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    PALMISTRY. 'Chyromancy or, Palmestrye. Also Physiognomy, and Metoposcopie', manuscript on paper, 1648, containing 'many rare observations, & select rules of the mysteries of Nature touching the Hand of Man', illustrated with drawings in pen-and-ink including three diagrams of palms, two full-page diagrams of a male and female face and a double-page palm diagram, marked with astrological symbols and inscriptions, 43 numbered pages, small 4to, contemporary calf (scuffed). Provenance: David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale; Sotheby's sale, 28 July 1947, lot 175.
    A detailed, illustrated treatise on the art of divination.


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