Sale 2521 - Lot 177
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[BULWER, JOHN] Philocophus; or, The Deafe and Dumbe Mans Friend. Exhibiting the Philosophicall verity of that subtile Art, which may inable one with an observant Eie, to Heare what any man speaks by the moving of his lips. , 191 pages, including engraved allegorical additional title by William Marshall and preceding leaf of explanatory verse. 12mo, 136x78 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century sheep, worn, recased, front joint reinforced at top, endpapers renewed; margins trimmed entering top of frontispiece and top of rule border on some pages, small stain in lower inner corner of pages 129-38. London: Humphrey Moseley, 1648...
first edition of the first book on lip reading, in part expanded from chapter 28 of Sir Kenelm Digby's Two Treatises, and the first book in English on the deaf. Garrison-Morton 7230; Wing B5469. See lots 37 and 192.