Saturday, December 24, 2011

FINDINGS - Book: Practical Palmistry

These are two 18th century letters written by Count Saint Germain.  When comparing these two letters (white-ish) against the Practical Palmistry letter (brown), we can find the following results:

Next: What are those letters after his name "A.B., L L.M."?

L L.M. is a Master of Laws degree and it stands for Legum Magister.
A.B. is Bachelor's of Arts degree.

Next: Picture recon from University of France and/or American Chirological Society.  None found.

Book: Practical Palmistry

I purchased and just received Practical Palmistry by Comte C. de Saint-Germain.  Its not in the best condition, but what it does have are two bonus features: a picture of Saint-Germain's hand and a handwritten note by the author to Frederick W. Taylor from October 24, 1900.

Citation: Saint-Germain, Comte C. de. Practical Palmistry.  Laird & Lee Publishers; Chicago, 1897.

This is the handwritten note from the author to Frederick W. Taylor.  It reads: "To Frederick W. Taylor, Esq.  With the compliments of the author, his Omaha friend.  Comte C. de Saint-Germain.  "EdiVahorut?? _ Vermont" Chicago, October 24, 1900"

His hand
Frontis page of the book

 This book has left me wondering what he wrote in the quotation marks before Vermont, what the letters after his name mean, and if there are any old faculty or society pictures of him.  I will update this post when I have finished my search.