Rare Book, The Practical Phrenologist O.S. Fowler 1869
First edition dated 1869.The Practical Phrenologist by O.S. Fowler. Boston (formerly) NY. Original cloth with decorative gilt phrenology head. Good condition with corner wear and spine bumps. Nice tight binding. Practical Phrenologist and recorder and Delineator of the character and talents of Lottie Loomis, SIGNED AND DATED by O.S. Fowler [Dec 17,1881] Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) was an early and ambitious proponent of the â€śscience of phrenologyâ€ť which today is seen as the parent to modern neurology. His slogan â€śKnow Thyselfâ€ť was intended to assist people in doing just that after they had experienced a skull reading. This volume is a reading for the individual Lottie Loomis and contains all the pencil markings related to her characteristics. Fowler, Colorado is named for O.S. Fowler who read the skulls of Walt Whitman, J.G. Whittier and Mark Twain. This book in rare book stores lists at 450.00 on the internet. Great educational teaching illustrations. I will send more pictures upon request.