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Periodical: The Phrenological Magazine (A. T. Story)

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Phrenological Magazine, The.
A Journal of Education and Mental Science / A Scientific and Educational Journal / A Journal of Education and Self-Culture.
1880--1896 Monthly
London, England. Publisher: L.N. Fowler; L.N. Fowler and J.A. Fowler. Editor: Alfred Thomas Story. Succeeded by: The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health (incorporated into, January 1897)
1/1, January 1880-5/12. December 1884; n.s., 1/1, January 1885-12/12, December 1896. 44-48 pp., sixpence an issue.

This was intended as a more popular version of the Fowlers' Phrenological Journal and was replete with advertisements for Fowler publications and their institute in London. Story (1842-1934), in addition to editing this journal, made his living as a journalist and author of books on a variety of subjects, including a biography of John Varley, the friend of Blake, and A Chapter on Noses: Profusely Illustrated. The journal was included as a premium with membership in the Fowler Institute for the Study and Development of Human Nature in London. Each issue was graced (as was practically necessary with phrenological journals in general) with a plate of the leading figure analyzed that month, including portraits of W.T. Stead, Thomas Carlyle, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Chinese Gordon, and Cardinal Newman. Besides the usual phrenological lucubrations on the nature and parameters of the science, the journal regularly carried fiction of a phrenological cast. With the issue of January 1897, the journal was incorporated with Fowler's other, more "scientific" journal to form The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health, Established 1838, Incorporated with The English Phrenological Magazine, Established 1880, "Devoted to Ethnology, Physiology, Phrenology, Physiognomy, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Mechanical Industry, Hygiene, and to All Those progressive Measures which are Calculated to Reform, Elevate, and Improve Mankind, Spiritually, Intellectually, and Socially." Noted in "List of Advance Thought Publications," The New Cycle, March 1900, 159-60. Columbia University; Iona College; National Library of Sweden.

Issues:Phrenological Magazine Story V1 1880
Phrenological Magazine Story V2 1881
Phrenological Magazine Story V3 1882
Phrenological Magazine Story V4 1883
Phrenological Magazine Story V5 1884
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V1 1885
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V2 1886
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V3 1887
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V4 1888
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V5 1889
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V6 1890
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V7 1891
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V8 1892
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V9 1893
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V10 1894
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V11 1895
Phrenological Magazine Story NS V12 1896

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