August 1881; 6 ½“ x 9 ¾“, 34 pp., published by Fowler & Wells. This important Phrenology monthly was first published in 1845 and grew from a magazine dedicated solely to the pseudo-science of the study of the shape of the head and how it determines behavior and mental capacity. It later became a repository of information of not only Phrenology but also a wide range of both pseudo-scientific and true medical and sociological content. This issue has wonderful articles on The Puritan Child, The Cause of Somnambulism, The Injurious Effect of Tobacco, Inebriety in Offspring, A New bathing Machine, and of course Phrenology. Nice advertisement on back cover for the phrenological bust. Overall G- VG condition - clean and complete, with light cover wear, some edge chipping, age toning and a few light spots. The spine is also chipping, and the front cover is coming loose.