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PORTA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA DELLA. De Humana Physiognomonia. Vico Equense: Cacchium, 1586. Engraved title, engraved portrait and 85 engraved illustrations (including 4 full-page). 4to, contemporary limp vellum, lower corners gnawed, other light wear; title and first few pages with ink notations in old hand, some marginal browning and staining. Garrison-Morton 150; NLM/Durling 3720.

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PORTA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA DELLA. De Humana Physiognomonia. Vico Equense: Cacchium, 1586. Engraved title, engraved portrait and 85 engraved illustrations (including 4 full-page). 4to, contemporary limp vellum, lower corners gnawed, other light wear; title and first few pages with ink notations in old hand, some marginal browning and staining. Garrison-Morton 150; NLM/Durling 3720.

"Della Porta preceded Lavater in attempting to estimate human character by the features. He was founder of physiognomy, and this is one of the earliest works on the subject"--Garrison-Morton.
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