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Cheiro the Palmist

Comfort's Palmistry Guide by Cheiro the Palmist with Introductory and other notes by Digitus

William John Warner (also known as Count Louis Hamon according to some sources), popularly known as Cheiro (November 1, 1866 – October 8, 1936), was an Irish astrologer and colorful occult figure of the early 20th century. His sobriquet, Cheiro, derives from the word cheiromancy, meaning palmistry. He was a self-described clairvoyant who learned palmistry, astrology, and Chaldean numerology in India during his stay there. He was celebrated for using these forms of divination to make personal predictions for famous clients and to foresee world events.

Comfort was a mail order magazine published in Augusta, Maine from 1888 to 1942. Published by Gannet & Morris and edited initially by William H. Gannet, Comfort was touted as "the key to happiness and success in over a million and quarter homes.

Augusta, ME: The Comfort Press, 1984. 64 pp. illustrated wraps depicting a hand with the palmist in the palm and sub caption of "The Tell Tale Hand". Fully Illustrated with numerous plates of hands and in-text palm lines. Content includes Shape of hands and fingers, Types, The Nails, The Thumb, the Mount The lines of Life, Head, Heart, Fate, Apollo, Health, Marriage and the Girdle of Venus, Signs in the Palm, To Take an Impression of the Hand, Defence of Palmistry and Typical Hands. Measures 6" x 4 1/2". Also includes an insert from the Comfort, the publisher extolling their publication. and the original mailing envelope. OCLC - 0 (June 2021). Small areas of discoloration cover through first 15 pages. Light wear to insert.

Price: $175.00

Item #21000417

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