a very interesting book, "New Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology by O S Fowler and L N Fowler, published by Fowler and Wells...contains over 100 etchings..this book is based on Fowler's concept of Phrenology and Physiology...that there are regions in the brain(5th photo) that determines the character, thoughts and emotions of a person which are determined by measuring the size of the skull covering the brain, that a person's appearance will reflect who they are ...the book gives examples of what different people look like & their character, gives different personalities/character traits that a person would have if their skull were a certain size,such as very large, large, full,average,moderate, very small...someone used this book to measure their brain,there were names erased on the title page of the person who was tested and the person who did the testing... their skull shape determination can be found on several pages as shown in photo 8..
book is hard back, displays wear, corner bumps,some wear to edges, wear to spine at top & bottom, spine is strong, all pages attached....book is complete, contains 176 pages...pages have foxing which is light in color, some smudge spots here & there, some light soiling....book measures 7 1/2" X 5"...nice old book to add to your collection..
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