1757 SYMBOLISM OF FINGERS - A Study of the FINGERS of the HAND "ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung" German Text
ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.]
Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits.
LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT.
Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5x7.25 inches. Pagination:  prelim pages (title page and introductory pages), 312 numbered pages,  Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces.
Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with age, there is some foxing throughout (heavy on only a few pages), overall the pages are bright and the printing is clear and fully legible. A nicely maintained vintage book.
About FRIEDRICH GROSCHUFF (from a German Internet site):
****** Groschuff (1700-1784), German philologist. He studied theology and law at Konigsburg and Leipzig and then tutored several noble families. He was the secretary of Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippstahl, governor of Breda. He afterwards served as a lawyer and counselor. He published a number of works on various subjects, including two on hands and fingers******