SPURZHEIM, Johann. 12437

£375

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘Spurzheim’, to Dr. Parry, agreeing to spend “a few hours, in a quiet way, on Saturday next amongst your family.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, with the integral address leaf (red wafer seal, some paper adhering). Undated. Uncommon. Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832) was a German physician who became one of the chief proponents of phrenology, a branch of the neurosciences created approximately in 1800 by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828).