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Lavater, Johann Kaspar, 1741-1801 (poet and physiognomist)



  • Existence: 1741 - 1801


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss poet, physiognomist. Main work, Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-78).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Set of Manuscript cards, physiognomy of the face

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9838
Scope and Contents

100 cards illustrated with features of the face made up for J.K.L. and given away in return for aid to the poor.
In 2 boxes, wood covered with leather, gold-tooled on spine: Regeln I, Regeln II.

Dates: 1789
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