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A Very Good Book with Some Faults
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.