The Chinese sensitive plant, or, The living leaf : patronized by the Emperor of China, the principal court of Europe, the Royal Family, and nobility of Great Britain.
- Additional Title(s):
- [England?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1850]
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet ( page) ; 28 x 22 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsBF1874 .C456 1850 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Handbill describing a parlour entertainment. The Chinese sensitive leaves were small pieces of thin material that when placed into someone's hand would react by curling in a way that would reveal the constitution of the person.
"Vivat Regina En Princeps."
Woodcut of Royal Arms at top.
BAC: British Art Center copy torn at top. Lacks 'sensitive' leaf.
Early accounts of the same phenomenon include: A curious discovery: an account of the remarkable sympathetic power of the Chinese sensitive leaf, invented by Jan Pertista Chaseicto. Philadelphia : Printed by Hall and Pierie no. 51, Market-Street, [between 1807 and 1815].
- Subject Terms:
- Fortune-telling.Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.Pseudoscience.Sympathy (Physiology)
- IIIF Manifest:
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The Chinese sensitive plant, or, The living leaf , [approximately 1850]
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