O.S. Fowler, 1869. Item #1759
FOWLER, O.S. THE PRACTICAL PHRENOLOGIST; AND RECORDER AND DELINEATOR OF THE CHARACTER AND TALENTS OF [NAME]- AS MARKED BY- [FOWLER'S NAME]. A COMPENDIUM OF PHRENO-ORGANIC SCIENCE. Boston: O.S. Fowler, . Small 8vo., black cloth, stamped in gilt; 174 pages plus ads. Early Edition. Signed by Fowler on the title page, this volume contains his study of "Fred L. Terris," with his name pencilled in on the same title page as Fowler's. The study is also dated "Feb. 11, 1872," on the same title page. This is Fowler's actual study of Terris, with Fowler's pencil notations on the front charts & on another page citing Terris' characteristics. Much phrenological information is the bulk of the text. Fowler was a leading American advocate for phrenology, being close to evangelical about the issue. He read the skulls of many prominent people in the world and helped build a psuedo-medical publishing empire. Very Good (little wear with gilt on front cover still pretty nice but with little rubbing; contents wonderfully clean & tight). $150.00.