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Part one of a two part series on Phrenology. The idea came to me while skimming the Darwin text a few weeks back. I’ve got four books today and two more for the next post: A System of Phrenology, George Combe, 1843 (WorldCat); Phrenology, J.G. Spurzheim, 1834 (WorldCat); Heads and Faces and How to Read Them, Nelson Sizer, 1891 (WorldCat); and Mental Functions of the Brain, Bernard Holland, 1901 (WorldCat).

Pseudoscience at its best!

Pseudoscience at its best!

This is actually the original cover to the book. I find it odd that the o is falling the opposite direction of the f.

This is actually the original cover to the book. I find it odd that the o is falling the opposite direction of the rest of the letters.

Larger size here.

Three out of the four books had spots (from water?) throughout the book.

All of them did have an illstration of Pope Alexander VI. Man, they HATED that guy.

All of them had an illstration of Pope Alexander VI. Man, they HATED that guy.

As before, more pictures on Flickr.

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