Zurich: Truninger-Druck, 1991. First edition. SIGNED. 4pp. Sheet 42 cm x 60 cm folded vertically through the center. Key to interpret the stories printed on the front wrap. The text is in English and German. With the program, "The Faces of Physiognomy: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Johann Caspar Lavater, November 1-2, 1991, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire" tucked in. Fine. Item #58320
Signed by Warja Lavater on the second page. The noted Swiss artist Warja Lavater is a direct descendant of Johann Caspar Lavater.
The Swiss writer and Protestant pastor Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) was a founder of physiognomics, an antirational, religious, and literary movement. Lavater had a strong interest in "magnetic" trance conditions, which drove him to seek demonstrable traces of the divine in human life. His 4-volume work "Physionomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe" established his reputation throughout Europe.