The Self-instructor in Phrenology and Physiology: With Over One Hundred New Illustrations, Including a Chart for the Use of Practical Phrenologists

by O.S. and L.N. Fowler

Revised by Nelson Sizer, President of the American Institute of Phrenology

Published in 1889 by Fowler & Wells Co., Publishers, New York

First Edition Thus. Hardcover in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, and black lettering on front board. 

Overall Good/Very Good Condition.

Some rubbing to edges of boards and minimal bumping of corners. Wrinkle at bottom of spine and some light sun-fading spine, but spine and gold gilt lettering remain bright. 

Binding is secure with some light exposing of hinges throughout book. 




This is an illustrated guide to phrenology by one of the leading proponents of the Phrenology, Orson Squire Fowler (1809 - 1887), American phrenologist, author and lecturer. 


Phrenology was a subject of great interest to Victorian Americans including Walt Whitman. Phrenology lectures were held throughout the country, including in Concord, Massachusetts. 


This book takes you into the study of Phrenology and includes numerous illustrations.

The Self-instructor in Phrenology and Physiology, by O.S. and L.N. Fowler

SKU: S-153