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[BULWER, JOHN] J. B. Gent. Philochirosophus.
CHIROLOGIA: OR THE NATVRALL LANGVAGE OF THE HAND. Composed of the Speaking Motions, and Discoursing Gestures thereof. Whereunto is added, CHIRONOMIA: Or, the Art of Manvall Rhetoricke.

Consisting of the Natvrall Expressions, digested by the Art in the HAND, as the chiefest Instrument of Eloquence, By Historicall Manifestos, Exemplified Out of the Authentique Registers of Common Life, and Civill Conversation. With Types, or Chyrograms: A long-wish'd for illustration of this Argument.

pp. (xxviii), 187, (i) Index, (i) plate, (i) blank, (i) errata, (i) blank. 3 plates; (xvi), 142. Additional engraved title and 3 plates. LACKING the additional engraved title for Part I, 2 leaves of text ending Part II and the Errata leaf for Part II. Nineteenth century half calf and marbled boards, printed title to Part I now dusty and cropped at the foot with loss of the imprint and with old repair verso, old library stamp on the title [BIBLIOTHECA DOUAI ?, remainder unreadable], early signature of G. ALLEN SICTOR ? on title, ownership name of REV. T. E. CALDWELL on front free end-paper, also ms. ink note - 'Lent to the Guild Library By S. A. N. OXLEY ....', cropping has affected the lower margins of the odd leaf with loss of a catchword or register letter, some of the plates are cropped close to the fore-edge margin, engraved title to Part II coming loose, very faint and faded dampmarking through most of Part II, but the text is mostly clean, overall a good working copy.

*GARRISON-MORTON #3346 and #3347 - 'Bulwer was the first Englishman to write about the teaching of deaf-mutes.'

[Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by R. Whitaker, at his shop in Pauls Church-yard. London.] Imprint to Part I cropped by binder; London :Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by Richard Whitaker, at his shop in Pauls Church-yard. Imprint

Date Published: 1644. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo.

Stock No. 61938

Price: 850.00