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    Johannes Praetorius. [Hans Schultze]. Collegium Curiosum Privatissimum Physiognom- Chiromant- Metoposcop- Anthropologicum... Oder ein sehr Werck, darinnen curieus und doch vollkommlich abgehandelt wird, was zur Physiognomie, Chiromantie, Metoscopie und Anthropologie gehoret. Frankfurt & Leipzig: Philipp Wilhelm Stock, 1704. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. First Edition. 8vo. 167 x 97mm. )(6, ยน1, A-H8. [14],128pp. Later paste-paper binding, some light browning, minor stains, expert repairs to folding plates fold tears with minor losses. 10 (9 folding) plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: "Praetorius [1630-1680] had an open eye and a sharp ear for all wonder stories, witch tales, and accounts of ghosts and sorcery current among the people. He indefatigably collected all information on remarkable subjects and happenings, and was fond of popular gossip, even of the uncouth type..." [Faber du Faur] Graesse, Magica, 101. Dunnhaupt 3187, 71.1. Faber du Faur 776 (1713 ed.) Hayn, Praetorius, 81. Seebass III,754. Waibler 1117. Fitzherbert  490.

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