Paris: Victor Masson, 1853. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 8.88 x 5.63 inches, 150 pages. Illus. Some light soiling and wear; a very good copy. Item #19302
A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the half-title and signed La Corbière. Suggestive of the relationships between free thought, progressive causes, and the practice of phrenology, a monograph from the ex-Carbonaro, 1830 revolutionary, and former head of the Phrenological Society. He here argues for the moral and ethical boons of phrenological science.