Chiromance & Physionomie Par le Regard Des Membres de L'Homme

Johannes ab INDAGINE   |   RONPHILE

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Item#: 45573 price:$4,200.00

RARE 16TH-CENTURY ILLUSTRATED FRENCH EDITIONS OF EARLY WORKS ON PALMISTRY, ASTROLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

INDAGINE, Johannes ab. Chiromance & Physionomie Par le Regard des Membres de L’Homme, Faites Par Jean de Indagine. Plus Dudat: La Diffinition des Faces des Signes. Reigles Astronom. Du Iugemet des Maladies. L’astrologie Naturell. La Congnoissance de la Complexion des Hommes Selon la Domination des Planettes. Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1571. BOUND WITH: RONPHILE. La Chyromantie Naturelle. Lyon: Antoine Jullieron, 1666. Two volumes bound in one. 12mo, modern full brown calf gilt, raised bands. $4200.

Rare early French editions, with over 80 in-text diagrams, charts, and engraved illustrations.

The author combines astrology, palmistry, and physiology in an effort to determine character. His systematic approach anticipates later Renaissance medical advances. Originally published in Latin in 1531, and in French in 1549. Ronphile’s text, originally published in 1653, provides further illumination regarding palmistry. See Brunet 435, Graesse 3-4, 421.

Top edge trimmed a bit close, affecting headers and page numbers but not text. Tiny marginal wormholing. Text exceptionally clean and bright, restoration to lower margin of title page in first work, not affecting text. A clean, near-fine copy with beautiful illustrations, very handsomely bound.

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