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- Object: Craniology Burlesqued
"Craniology Burlesqued, in Three Serio-Comic Lectures, humbly recommended to the patronage of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim. By a Friend to Common-Sense. Second Edition, with Plates" (London, Effingham Wilson) 1818; containing a fold-out satirical frontispiece after R. Cocking showing a seated man having his shaved head measured with a barber looking on from the doorway at right, and 2 further plates showing caricatured physiognomies of "Destructiveness", "Veneration", and "Philoprogenitiveness", and phrenological diagrams. Bound at the BM bindery with letterpress titlepage and text.
Etching and aquatint; etching with some stipple
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Height: 218 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Height: 218 millimetres (sheet size of frontispiece)
Width: 130 millimetres
Width: 270 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a hand-coloured impression and fuller description of the frontispiece, see 1875,0612.234.
This is the second edition of "Craniology Burlesqued". The first edition was published in 1816.
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