Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 165

Price Realized: $ 210
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(BUSINESS--MANICURE.) PHILLIPS, MRS. M. Care and Beauty of the Hands (cover title). Phillips System of Art and Beauty Culture, title-page. Portrait frontispiece and two pages of illustrations. 50 pages. 8vo, original green cloth, stamped in gilt; front inner hinge started. Chicago, 1922

Additional Details

first edition. A scarce and unusual instructional guide for manicurists with a short chapter on palmistry. Mrs. Phillips adds a sort of disclaimer: "no attempt will be made to describe the alleged meaning of its (the hand''s) lines and markings, though a thorough knowledge of the subject, if judiciously used, would add piquancy to the conversation of the operator and probably be interesting to a great many patrons." No copies located by OCLC.