The Human Hand

The Human Hand

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Wolff, Charlotte. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First American Edition. Red cloth. 8vo. 22x15 cm. xvii + 198pp. + [XXIV] photographic plates + vi [1]. Preface by William Stevenson. Dust jacket lightly chipped. Slight staining on cloth. Light foxing to gutters. Overall very good.

A serious treatise on palmistry, which enjoyed a popular resurgence in the wake of the Great Depression and the start of the Second World War. Charlotte Wolff was a German Jewish lesbian who fled the country for Britain when the Nazis came to power. She published widely on both palmistry and sexology, and is noted for her early works on lesbianism and bisexuality.

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