SIGNED - YOU AND YOUR HAND by CHEIRO - 1st/1st 1932 - Palmistry Astrology Occult
SIGNED — YOU AND YOUR HAND: THE LAST WORD ON THIS FASCINATING STUDY — By Cheiro (William John Warner), AKA Count Louis Hamon — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1932 — Palmistry, Numerology, Clairvoyance, Psychic, Divination — PREDICTED: THE JEWISH PEOPLE CREATING THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND WWI
Publisher: Jarrolds Publishers, London (1932)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for chipping to the spine ends and shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean, with previous owner's name on the second page as well as some very light foxing on the first and second blank pages. Inscribed by Cheiro ("with the author's best wishes") on the first blank page. 278 pages with advertisements in the rear. Drawings, illustrations, and photographs throughout. A comprehensive analysis of palmistry otherwise known as cheriomancy with numerous examples of the hands of English royalty, spies, noted socialites of England and historical figures. Presents an interesting palmistry analysis of Napoleon. Please see below for more information on Cheiro and his oeuvre.
William John Warner (also known as Count Louis Hamon according to some sources), popularly known as Cheiro (November 1, 1866 – October 8, 1936), was an Irish astrologer and colorful occult figure of the early 20th century. His sobriquet, Cheiro, derives from the word cheiromancy, meaning palmistry. He was a self-described clairvoyant who learned palmistry, astrology, and Chaldean numerology in India during his stay there. He was celebrated for using these forms of divination to make personal predictions for famous clients and to foresee world events. Cheiro had a wide following of famous European and American clients during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He read palms and told the fortunes of famous celebrities like Mark Twain, W. T. Stead, Sarah Bernhardt, Mata Hari, Oscar Wilde, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Edison, the Prince of Wales, General Kitchener, William Ewart Gladstone, and Joseph Chamberlain. He documented his sittings with these clients by asking them to sign a guest book he kept for the purpose, in which he encouraged them to comment on their experiences.
Cheiro made numerous accurate predictions. For example, Cheiro predicted that the Jews would return to Palestine and the country would again be called Israel nearly 30 years before the creations of
Israel. In his book, Titanic's Last Secrets includes a detailed account of one of Cheiro's palm readings with William Pirrie, chairman of Harland and Wolf, builders of the Titanic. Cheiro predicted that he would soon be in a fight for his life, talking about the battle surrounding the Titanic sinking. So popular was Cheiro as a "Society Palmist" that even those who were not believers in the occult had their hands read by him. The skeptical Mark Twain wrote in Cheiro's visitor's book: “Cheiro has exposed my character to me with humiliating accuracy. I ought not to confess this accuracy, still I am moved to do so. – Mark Twain."