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'A Treatise of Zodiacal Physiognomy, illustrated with engravings of heads and features; and accompanied by tables of the time of rising of the twelve signs of the zodiac; and containing also new and astrological explanations of some remarkable portions of ancient mythological history. By John Varley' (London, John Varley and sold by Longman & Co) 1828; containing 6 etchings by Linnel after Varley and Blake showing faces associated with each astrological sign, including plates showing Blake's 'Ghost of a Flea' (with mouth closed, and mouth open), 'Cancer' and 'Coin of Nebuchadnezzar', and a plate showing diagrams associated with astrology and table titled 'The falls of the Planets are opposite to their Exaltation and their Detriments opposite to their Houses'. Together with preface and tables of signs and degrees which rise each hour. Bound in red half-leather, with marbled boards and gold tooling on spine.
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Height: 237 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 140 millimetres
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- Pages 54-55 of the book describe how Blake drew the images of the Ghost of the Flea.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: A Treatise of Zodiacal Physiognomy, illustrated with engravings of heads and features
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