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    [Featured Lot]. Hoping, Johann Abraham Jacob & Johann Ingeber. Institutiones Chiromanticae, Oder Kurtze Unterweisung Wie Man Aus den Linien, Bergen, und Nageln der Hande und Denn aus der Proportion... [with:] Chiromantia Harmonica, Das ist Ubereinstimmung der Chiromantiae. Jena: Johann Adolph Muller for Matthew Birckner, 1701. [bound with:] Johann Ingeber. Chiromantia, Metoposcopia, & Physiognomia Curioso-Practica Oder Kurtze Anweisung Wie Man Aus den Vier Haupt-Linen in der Hand... Frankfurt-am-Main: Georg Heinrich Ehrling, 1692. 1692- 1701. Krown & Spellman retail: $1000.
    8vo. 3 pts., 2 works in 1. A-I8, K7; A-Q8; A-L8, M4. 155, [7]; 183, [61]; 180, [4]pp. Old vellum, label on spine, soiled, old tape repair to edges of frontis. (causing stain), owner's names on verso of t.p., and head of first chapter and at end of first work; notes on chiromancy on rear endpaper; finger soiling. Frontispiece to first work showing metascopic face and planetary influences, numerous text cuts of chiromantic hands. Engraved t.p. to second work of chiromantic hand, and text cuts of hands. First Edition of Ingeber. Two rare early manuals on fortune telling by palms, moles, and faces. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    The Hoping was first published in 1673 and "found many readers" [Thorndike VIII,465. A reprint of the Ingeber was issued in 1980. Hoping: Fitzherbert 468. Wellcome III, 282. Ackermann 554. Graesse, Magica,107. Rosenthal, Magica,964. Sabattini 279-80 (1674 ed.) Ingeber:VD17 23:620632U. Caillet 5403. Graesse 102. Wellcome III,329. Ackermann IV,555. Sabattini 309. Fitzherbert 474 (1724 ed.) BL 17 (German) I53.: Laehr:1, 483, 518.  Blankenburg 956. Campe 617.



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