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Creator:
Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801, author.
Title(s):

Il Lavater portatile, o sia, Compendio dell'arte di conoscere gli uomini dai lineamenti del volto / traduzione dal francese, con trentatré tavole colorate.

Additional Title(s):

Lavater portatile

Compendio dell'arte di conoscere gli uomini dai lineamenti del volto

Lavater delle donne, o sia, L'arte di conoscere le femmine dalla fisonomia

Lavater delle donne

Arte di conoscere le femmine dalla fisonomia

Physiognomische Fragmente. Italian.

Published/Created:
Milano : A spese dei fratelli Vallardi, 1811.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : portraits ; 14 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BF843 .L3816 1811
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Volume 2 with separate title page: Il Lavater delle donne, o sia, L'arte di conoscere le femmine dalla fisonomia.
Translation of Lavater portaif, itself a French version of selections from Lavater's Physiognomische fragmente.
The earliest version of the work was published in French in 1808.
Bridson, G. Plant, animal & anatomical illustration, page 251
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary calf; rebacked. With paper resembling tree calf over covers. Bookplate of Dionigi Gallo.
Thirty-two different male characters are described and illustrated, followed by thirty females, with commentaries on facing pages. Characteristics include honesty and generosity, heroism as well as the miser, the loner, the drunk and the melancholic.
Subject Terms:
Characters and characteristics.
Gallo, Dionigi -- Bookplate.
Physiognomy.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1811.
Contributors:
Vallardi, Pietro, 1770-1819, publisher.
Vallardi, Giuseppe, 1784-1861, publisher.
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