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ELSHOLTZ, J. S. Anthropometria; sive, de mutua membrorum corporis humani proportione & naevorus harmonia libellus. Frankfurt: Andreas Beckmann, 1663.
ELSHOLTZ, J. S. Anthropometria; sive, de mutua membrorum corporis humani proportione & naevorus harmonia libellus. Frankfurt: Andreas Beckmann, 1663.

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ELSHOLTZ, J. S. Anthropometria; sive, de mutua membrorum corporis humani proportione & naevorus harmonia libellus. Frankfurt: Andreas Beckmann, 1663.

8o (154 x 82 mm). Engraved title with portrait of the author, 7 engraved plates. 18th-century vellum, gilt and gauffred edges; cloth slipcase. Provenance: Dr. Otto L. Klomidt, Chicago, 1863-1935 (bookplate).

Second edition. Elscholtz was the first physician to study anthropometry and human proportion. His Anthropometria was a physiognomical treatise designed for artists and sculptors as well as physicians and a lay audience. It developed the analogy between the human body, and its proper proportions and symmetry, and the universe at large. The first edition was published in Padua in 1634. See Garrison-Morton 151.

[Bound with:]

MAY, Philippe. Chiromantia medica. Sachsen: widow of Johann Ficke, 1668. 8o. 32 etched plates. As Elscholtz defined anthropometry, the topic may be related to chiromancy or palm reading, the subject of May's pamphlet.

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ZABANIUS, Isaac. I.N.J. existentia atomorum. Wittenberg: Michael Mayer, 1667. 8o.

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CARMERARIUS, Joachim. De eorum cometae appellantur nominibis.... Brunswig: Andreas Moltrechts, 1661. 8o. Engraved vignette on title. (Imprint shaved.)

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