Phrenology: The Language of the Mental Faculties, Definitions, Combinations, etc. J. Millott SEVERN, Inscribed and signed.

Phrenology: The Language of the Mental Faculties, Definitions, Combinations, etc.

Brighton, England: Privately published, nd (circa 1938). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxii + 464 pp + 6 pp of adverts. Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, b&w frontis and illustrations. Inscribed and signed by the author: "Brighton, Aug. 15 1938, To our eternal friends...........with the good wishes of the author, J. Millott Severn & Mrs. A. M. Severn". Joseph Millot Severn (b. 1860) and his wife both studied phrenology under Stackpool E. O'Dell, beginning a career of phrenological practice that would - in Joseph Severn's case - span over fifty years, and see him elected President of the British Phrenological Association. He was also a prolific author, who in addition to writing a study of the village of his birth and an autobiography, also wrote a number of books on phrenology. The present work was clearly meant to be more than a popular guide, and was written at a level where it would appeal to professional phrenologists as well as amateurs. Cloth lightly chafed, spine a bit darkened, corners and spine ends bruised and lightly rubbed, all edges a bit rubbed with a few light bumps. Endpapers unevenly browned, page edges browned. Otherwise a bright, unmarked VG copy. Item #24064

Price: $125.00