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Guillaume-Amant Duchenne de Boulogne 
Mécanisme de la Physionomie humaine ou Analyse Electro-Physiologique de l'Expression des Passions 
Book title page and plate 
28 x 19.5 cm 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Auction (17 June 2009, Sale 93, Lot 4643a) 
Contemporary half-leather volume (edges rubbed, piece missing at upper spine) with gilt-stamped spine. Paris, Libraire J.B. Baillière et fils, 1876.
The frontispiece shows Dr. Duchenne with a patient (1 albumen print, 17,3 x 12,4 cm). With 9 plates each with 1 tableau of 16 physiognomic studies (albumen prints, ca. 13,5 x 10,5 cm). Mounted to card with photographer's name printed below the images on the mount (slight buckling in edges). - Hirsch-H. II, 324. Second edition. Important document showing the use of photography to illustrate Duchenne's theories on physiognomy. 

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