I thought this might be of interest to folks here. This is a scan from a historical face reading manual that I have in my collection. The manual claims to be from 1875 and we could translate the title two different ways; one poetic and one more mundane. The more mundane translation is: Effective Face Reading. The more exotic translation would be Secrets of Magical Face Reading. The manual was written by Yuan Liu-Zhang.
I know nothing about him, his school or this manual but I thought it might be of interest. I bought the manual back in Taiwan.