Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 178

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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[BULWER, JOHN.] Anthropometamorphosis: Man Transformed; or, The Artificiall Changeling Historically Presented . . . With a Vindication of the Regular Beauty and Honesty of Nature. [24], 24, 45-263, [44] pages, including etched additional title (lacking outer half with portrait of Bulwer, supplied in facsimile) and final 2 leaves with errata and ads. 12mo, 143x83 mm, modern blind-ruled morocco in period style; contents generally clean. London: J. Hardesty, 1650...

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first edition of a polemic against the artificial alteration of natural human appearance, providing an exhaustive inventory of forms of body modification practiced in European and non-European societies. Hodgen, Early Anthropology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, pages 128-29; Norman 372; Wing B5460; overlooked by Alden (for numerous New World references).