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A page from De Humana Physiognomonia libri IIII (1586), a book on physiognomy by Giambattista della Porta (1535–1615), an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.

An illustration from Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, a book on phrenology by L. A. Vaught published in 1902. See many more images from the book here: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/03/19/phrenology-diagrams-from-vaughts-practical-character-reader-1902/