" From a cursory examination of the animal world, we may gather the important conclusion that from the structure of an extremity we may obtain a complete insight into the entire organism of an animal.; and thus the paws furnished with sharp retractile claws of the lion indicate at once indicate at once to a naturalist its strong teeth, its powerful jaws , its muscular strength of limbs; while from the cleft of the cow the complicated structure of its stomach, the definite peculiarities of its jaws and its vegetable diet may with equal certainty be predicted"-THE HAND PHRENOLOGICALLY CONSIDERED
(paraphrasedfrom French) to Mademmoiselle Emma Calve
Adrien Adolphe Desbarrolles was born in Paris, August 22, 1801,; of, as they used to call it then, according to the poetical calendar of the Revolution, "on the 4th of fructidor of the year IX.
Take an impression of both hands and see that they are clear, repeating the operations until you get good impressions, showing all the lines, and not having any black spots covering any important features.
This amazing book has been called the best ever written on the fascinating subject of Chiromancy, or Palmistry. An incredibly detailed practical manual, with a wealth of encyclopedic information on Palmistry, this volume is profusely illustrated with over 1,300 drawings, to make every point clear and easy to understand. The author intended this book to be the simplest, most comprehensive explanation of Palmistry ever written, and it stands today as the finest work in the field. He presents us with a logical system and classification, based on sound physiological principles, not the usual jumble of occult "mysteries," as a method of interpreting the hand.
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