[GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de, attributed to]. ~ Les Sympathies, ou, L’art de juger, par les traits du visage, des convenances en amour et en amitié. Paris: [Abel Lanoe] Saintin, libraire, 1813.
8vo (135 × 98 mm), pp. 79,  pages, 32 hand coloured engraved plates. Some spotting. Uncut in original printed drab wrappers (paper split at joints and a little frayed, but secure).
First edition of this very scarce physiognomical guide to matchmaking in love and marriage. The majority of the plates are paired, and come together in a rather pleasing fashion when the book is closed. Although anonymous, the second edition (1817) bore the attribution ‘Mme. de G******’, attributed to Madame de Genlis in the Bn catalogue. It is very much in the style of contemporary separately-published popular publications of Lavater (some of which are advertised on the final page as the Collection Physiognomique).