15 - 16 June 1998,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 3,680
USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
[BULWER, John (fl. 1644-1662)]. Pathomyotomia or a Dissection of the significative Muscles of the Affections of the Minde ... by J.B. Sirnamed the Chirosopher. London: W.W. for Humphrey Moseley, 1649.
12o (146 x 80 mm). Contemporary English sheep (portion of surface skinned on upper cover).
VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of this anonymously published treatise on the expression of the emotions, in which Bulwer treats the relationship between muscular action and psychology. "Bulwer was the first Englishman to write about the teaching of deaf-mutes" (Garrision-Morton 3347 note). NLM/Krivatsy 1931; Wellcome II, p.270; Wing B-5468; Norman 371.
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