A Manual of Gesture (1875)

Based heavily on Gilbert Austin's Chironomia of 1806, this book by Albert. M. Bacon explores the art of hand gestures, particularly in relation to effective public oratory - all complete with a system of notation and many practise examples with which to hone one's skills. As Bacon states in the preface: "Agreeable sounds and harmonious action — one addressing the ear, and the other the eye — combine to perfect the orator."