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Bulwer, John (active 1648-1654) Chirologia or The Naturall Language of the Hand. Composed of the Speaking Motions and Discoursing Gestures Thereof.
London: Printed by Thomas Harper, to be sold by Henry Twyford, 1644.
First edition, octavo, two parts in one volume with engraved titles by William Marshall to each, illustrated with six full-page engravings demonstrating sign language; contemporary ownership signatures of John Gibbon and Nathaniel Gibson, both with dates from the mid-17th century; ex libris Ambrose Isted, with his engraved armorial bookplate inside front board and presentation inscription to Isted from his uncle dated 1822 on ffep; bound in full gilt- and blind-tooled parchment over stiff boards, 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.