Phreno-Mnemotechnic Dictionary; Being a Philosophical Classification of all the Homophonic Words of the English Language; Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific and Technical Homophonic Words, to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-Mnemotechnic Principles. Part First.
New York: Houel and Macoy, 1844. Good. Item #25150
New York: Printed for the Author by Houel and Macoy, 1844. First Edition. Octavo. 197 pp.; iv pp.;  tables. Frontis portrait; 4 large fold-outs at rear. Publisher's blind-stamped dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Boards edgeworn with exposure at corners and some general smudging and scuffing to cloth. Spine ends chipped away, with splits to backing down joints and across spine suggesting portions have been re-glued. Foxing to endpapers with a few pencil notes. Pages toned but unmarked. Foldouts all present and intact.
Fauvel-Gouraud came to the United States as an expert in daguerreotypes, but soon after gained fame as an outspoken proponent of mnemonics. Part II to this work is announced in the preface, but we find no record of its publication. However, the following year, Fauvel-Gouraud did publish Phreno-Mnemotechny; or, The Art of Memory, based on a series of lectures delivered in 1844.
Fold-outs at rear include numerous tables such as: "Universal Elements of the Planetary System," "Specific Gravities of Various Kinds of Woods," and "Elements of Phrenology."