New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, (1884). 154 pages + six pages of book ads. Numerous wood-engraved illustrations of hands. 12mo, gilt-pictorial green cloth; a fine copy. Item #728
"Sometimes popular interest in [palmistry] has waned, but only to reappear, irrepressibly and undaunted; and now, after the temporary importance which was awarded to Phrenoogy, Palmistry is again resuming its sway and is receiving marked encouragement in social circles. Society belles are learning to take their admirers by the hand and read them like a book... To aid in this good work, and by simplifying as much as possible the details of Chiromancy, this book, it is hoped, will enable the ladies of society to acquire this interesting Science." One plate annotated by a previous owner.