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Item # 686261
May 01, 1865
PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, May, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination w/ print
Phrenology is a theory that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of their skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
The feature of this issue is the page near the back which is devoted to Abraham Lincoln, including a nice portrait of him and a black-bordered article on his life.
Seven other pages has portraits of various people with comments on their phrenological particulars.
Complete in 32 pages, rare in that this issue still has the original & graphic outer wrappers, quite rare as such. Nice condition, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches.