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    Three Works on Chiromanycy and Physiognomy
    Bound in One Volume

    Johann Abraham Jacob Hoping [Höping, Hoeping]. Chiromantia Harmonica. Das ist Uberrinstimmung der Chiromantiae oder Linen in denen Handen mit der Physiognomia oder Linien an der Stirn. Jena: Matthaeus Birckner & Heirs of Samuel Krebs, 1689. Fourth Edition. A-K8, L6. [9].163, [4] pages. Numerous diagram text cuts [bound with:] Christian Moldenarius [Moldenhauer]. Exercitationes Physiognomicae Quatuor libris compraehensae, quorum I. Physionomonia generalem to corporis, II. Cheiromanteiam seu manus inspectionem, III. Metoposcopiam seu frontis contemplationem, IV. Oneirocriticam seu somniorum meditationem breviter, distinctè & methodicè proponit, simulq; ostendit, quantum fidei divinationibus hisce debeantur.... Wittenberg: Zacharias Schurer, 1616. First edition. )(8, A-2C8. [14], 398, [19] pages. Two full page and numerous text cuts and four folding tables [bound with:] Thomas Batholinus, Johann Henrich & Heinrich Meibom, Joachim Olahaf & Olaus [Ole] Worm. [Sammelband] De Usu Flagrorum In Re Medica & Veneria Lumborumque & Renum offici. Accedunt Eodem Renum Officio Joachim Olhafii & Olai Wormii Dissertatiunculae. Frankfurt [and Copenhagen]: Daniel Pauli, 1670. A-I8.144 pages. Three octavo volumes bound in one. Modern half-calf, spine banded, title gilt on red morocco label, even paper toning, library stamps on verso of Bartholini's title page, the fore-margin of both Hoping and Moldenarius is cut close with some letter losses to side-notes and index leaves of Moldenarius. Otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Hoping: We can find no biographical information about Hoping. The Hoping was first published in 1673 and "found many readers" [Thorndike VIII, 465.] "The earliest mention of these ridges [Dactylomancy] in palmistic circles appears in the seventeenth century book Chiromantia Harmonica..." -Gettings, Book of the Hand, 1965.

    Moldenarius: We can find no biographical information about this author, except that he was a doctor of medicine and is described as "Physicus Bernburgensis" in a work by Cyriacus Herdesianus. This is apparently his only work and is based on [according to the author] ancient Greek and Latin sources.

    Meibom: Popular treatise on the use of the whip and flogging in love and marriage by Johan Henricus Meibom (1590-1655), dedicated to Christian Cassius, bishop of Lübeck. Meibom started his career as a physician in Basel in 1619. After a professorship in Helmstedt from 1620 till 1929 he settled in Lübeck...1660's an edition appeared in Frankfurt which has been enlarged with a letter by Thomas Bartholinus addressed to Meibom ("De Flagrorum usu medico"), and with Meibom's reply given at the end of the Latin text of his treatise. Only the treatises by both authors combined, are called De flagrorum usu in re medica et re veneria, and Gay-Lemonnyer obviously only considers these double-treatises as "complete".             

    Hoping: VD17 23:244316L. Sabbatini 279 (1674 edition.). Graesse, Magica, 107. Rosenthal, Magica, 964. Ackermann IV, 554.Laehr, Litertur: 1, 427, 469 (1689), Fitzherbert 469. Thorndike VIII, 465.

    Moldenarius: VD17 39:114479R. Sabbatini 389 "Raro." Rosenthal 993. Laehr, Literatur: 1, 162. Clarke 1987:193, Courtine (1988) 1992:48. Campe 1996:609 (incorr. 1606). Fitzherbert 479. Thorndike VIII, 448 note.OCLC: 38639738 [Four copies, two in US].

    Bartholini: VD17 12:186946G. Hayn/Gotendorf II, 280 & 298. Gay/Lemonnyer I, 890 & III,1227 (Tractatus). Krivatsy/NLM 7724. Rose, Register of erotic books, 2905-13.  

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