Boston: Printed by Cassady and March, 1839. First separate edition. Original plain yellow wrappers, 7.13 x 4.5 inches, 23,  pages. Frontispiece phrenological diagrams, one woodcut illustration in the text. Some general light toning, soiling, and wear; in very good condition. Item #19731
From John Fletcher, “Practical Phrenologist, Armory Hall, Boston,” this a characteristic separate pamphlet version intended to be sold along with phrenological readings; this copy was completed in autograph ink for Miss R. Bellows, with her name to the title page and her scores in the text throughout. (The brain of Miss Bellows acquits itself well throughout the reading, her only evident score less than a four being for her faculty of number, or propensity for math.) Fletcher also published a 176-page edition of his larger work in Boston in 1838, The mirror of nature, presenting a practical illustration of the science of phrenology, accompanied by a chart, embracing an analogy of the mental faculties, in their various degrees of development, and the phenomena produced by their combined activity, and a two-part edition in cloth of 23, , 120 pages (the first part printed from these plates) in 1839.