Sale 167 Lot 132
*DELLA PORTA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA
La fisionomia dell'huomo et la celeste. Venice: Nicolo Pezzana, 1668.
, 591 [i.e. 579]. 4to, full contemporary vellum, four raised bands. Sixth edition of one of the most important works on the physiognomy of the human body, expanded to include the Metoposcopia of Ciro Spontone and a group (p. 578-591) of five anonymous works. Della Porta is considered one of the founding fathers of the science of physiognomy, the assessment of human character, or personality, through the study of an individual's outer appearance. Marginal dampstaining to some pages; some light brownspotting; a few small tears.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Private Library of Dr. Simon G. Stein II, Muscatine, Iowa