The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects


This antique hardcover book is bound in black cloth boards, with publishers' etched emblem on the front cover, and bright gilt lettering on the spine. Publisher's emblem on spine shows a phrenological model. Combe, one of the foremost phrenologists of his time, explains in this volume his philosophy that "Mental qualities are determined by the size, form and constitution of the brain; and these are transmitted by hereditary descent." Illustrated with engravings. 436 pages, including index; tipped in pages at rear advertising additional works by this publisher. Approx. 5"x8".



  • The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects
  • George Combe
  • Fowlers and Wells, 1850