A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderful Monster

Born in Kirkham Parish in Lancashire, March 3rd 1645, according to George Thomason’s annotation on the front cover. One of those “World Turned Upside Down” moralising stories about a deformed stillborn infant whose mother had badmouthed the Parliamentarians and as such was thought to have been punished with a monster for a child. The images are a bit cartoonish, but nevertheless it’s reliably dateable and there are a few decent costume details.

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