Customer Reviews: Cheiro's Language of the Hand
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on October 3, 2000
This book unfortunately is an inferior reproduction of a genuinely valuable book by Cheiro. It appears to have been xeroxed then mass printed. The reproduction is so bad that the photographed palm prints given as crucial examples at the end of the book cannot be read because they came out black rendering the lines of the palm invisible. The information Cheiro has to give is truly important. He was THE premiere palmist of the late 19th and early 20th century and what he has to say is extremely important to anyone interested in palmistry. This book however, because of its poor reproduction, is worthless. Try to find a better reproduction or investigate auction sites for an original copy.
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on December 25, 2001
This is a very good book. You need to spend time on it to appreciate its value----accuracy!! Follow closely what the author says, attempt to read the lines on your palm and judge for yourself... At least in my case, they are amazing accurate.
One concern about this book are the 31 plates of Famous Hands at the end of the book. You can hardly see them clearly (too much dark parts with the lines), the last printed page is a picture of Cheiro's Indian Room (an absolute black-or-white "photograph", not a normal black-and-white photo in shades of grey). Fortunately, the author makes little reference to the 31 plates, the only mention is on page 147 (refers to Plate XXV) and page 150 (Plate XXIV). With a brief description of the appearance, for example, on page 147, "The excessively drooping of the line of head (Plate XXV) on a pointed or conic hand ...", is useful when the reader reads parts of page 147 and 150.
Certain parts of the main texts are also not very clear (but still can make out the words)---looks like xeroxed copy of a xeroxed copy, for example pages 16 and 17. If you can get hold of this copy, look at these two pages and decided whether you still want to buy this book. Not all people will find the printing acceptable.
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on April 3, 2004
Yes, there are 296 pages including the blank ones. though the book brings valuable information about hand reading, the price is too high for a xeroxed copy. But if you don't mind that and you are seriously involved in learning hand reading it is OK.
I am happy anyway, the information here will let you know accurately the past, present and future, health state and much more.
Good Luck
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on October 3, 2009
Experience has shown me that there is a lot of uncanny accuracy in what this book teaches - if you study it and can apply it. Much more so than current books on the subject. It is very readable and also provides quite a bit of insight into Victorian and Edwardian spiritualism. The real silver lining is that with a good working knowledge comes surprising opportunities for meeting otherwise unapproachable women at parties. Remain vigilant, however, for spontaneous negative reactions by suspicious and possessive individuals.
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on October 6, 2008
Obviously the book is good a must have for all who are interested in palmistry.
But the images of the hands are not clear.
Also, the printing quality is that of a xeroxed book.
Hope in subsequent editions these will be better.
Nevertheless, its a good buy.
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on July 14, 2000
This book is a more elaborate work, (compared to the smaller book on Palmistry by the same author). This book has numerous illustrations which are very helpful for deciphering the lines of the hand. I tried reading my hand (after reading the book) and I've been impressed by the accuracy of predictions based on the material given in the book. In short this is an excellent buy if you wish to master the art of palmistry.
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on February 16, 2016
Not exactly the same book i had bought in the late 70's. I cannot say i hate it, but i was disappointed; i would not recommended this particular edition.
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