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17th century edition of Cocles' palmistry  

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La physionomie naturelle, et la chiromance de Barthelemy Cocle... Où par les traits et les signes du visage et par les marques et les lineamens de la main...

Cocles, Barthélémy


Chez Jean-B. Besongne



287 pp, Illustrated with woodcuts, most of the palms of hands. (12mo) 14.5x8.5 cm (5¾x3¼"), 18th century mottled sheep, spine tooled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. 

Scarce 17th century edition of this work on physiognomy and palmistry by Bartolomeo della Rocca, also known as Cocles (1467-1504), a scholar of chiromancy, physiognomy, astrology, and geomancy who lived in Bologna, Italy.

Lot Amendments

Spine ends worn, ships to spine labels, scuff to front cover; some foxing and toning within, very good.

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