Outlines of Phrenology

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Title

Outlines of Phrenology

Subject

Phrenology
Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832 (author)
Hooper, Henry
Title pages

Description

Published while Spurzheim was touring in America, the Outlines of Phrenology was phenomenally popular, passing through four separate editions by 1834. The Outlines gives a brief overview of the theory behind phrenology, discusses the basic propensities, sentiments, and intellectual faculties, and then attempts to reconcile the concept of free will with a fatalistic determinism derived from the phrenological assessment of human proclivities. This copy of the Outlines was present to Henry Hooper by Spurzheim during his lecture tour in Boston just before his death.

Abstract

Title page of Outlines of Phrenology, autographed by the author of the book, Johann Gaspar Spurzheim, and presented to Henry Hooper

Creator

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832

Publisher

Marsh, Capen, and Lyon

Date Created

1832

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (BF870 .S77 1832)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1970

Files

outlines.jpg

Citation

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832, “Outlines of Phrenology,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6162.

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