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Chiromancy, or the Science of Palmistry, by H. Frith and E.H. Allen (Paperback) Loot Price: R309
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Chiromancy, or the Science of Palmistry, by H. Frith and E.H. Allen (Paperback): Henry Frith

Chiromancy, or the Science of Palmistry, by H. Frith and E.H. Allen (Paperback)

Henry Frith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... PART I. CHIROGNOMY. "Manus membrum hominis loquacissimum." CHAPTER OF THE HAND GENERALLY; AND PARTICULARLY OF THE PALM AND FINGERS. Chirognomy, understood as distinct from Chiromancy, is the science by which we can tell the dispositions, proclivities, characters, and occupations of those with whom we are thrown in contact, by the mere actual shape of the hands, their outward appearances, and the impressions they give to the senses of vision and touch. D'Arpentigny was the great high priest of this branch of the science (as Desbarrolles was of the other), and he divided all hands into seven categories, as follows: --i. The Elementary (or Large-palmed). 2. The Necessary (or Spatulate). 3. The Artistic (or Conical). 4. The Useful (or Square). 5. The Philosophical (or Knotty). 6. The Psychic (or Pointed). 7. The Mixed Hand. If the palm of the hand is too meagre and narrow, it shows a feeble disposition, wanting in versatility or fertility of conception, a nature of weak passions, and without power; if it is supple and of a thickness and size in proportion with the fingers and the rest of the body, it denotes aptitude and brightness of idea; if, though still supple, the mounds and general developments are too marked and gross, it betrays sensuality and egotism; and if at the other extreme it is too big, too fat and gross in itself, it indicates a character void of refinement, and instincts inclining to animality. This delicacy of hand or foot carries itself even to the lower animals, for whilst horses, asses, mules, cows, pigs, and other animals noted for their stupidity have but solid horn feet, the higher animals, and those possessing most instinct, such as the felidae, dogs, monkeys, and the like, have their feet more or less articulated and delicate as they...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Frith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56373-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-56373-2
Barcode: 9780217563734

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