The Book of The Hand, by Paul Tabori. New York: Chiltern Company, 1962. First printing. 'A Compendium of Fact and Legend Since the Dawn of History'. Tabori examines the human hand as a potent symbol of what it means to be human, studying its role in religion, witchcraft and superstition, in creativity and the healing arts. He looks at the miracle of touch, the importance of grooming and the mysteries of left-handedness, as well as the revelations of palmistry and hand-writing.