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book #80051
Author:
St. Andre, Nathanael
Title:
A Short Narrative Of an Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbets, Perform'd by John Howard Surgeon at Guilford [with] Richard Manningham, An Exact Diary Of what was observ'd during a Close Attendance upon Mary Toft, The pretended Rabbet-Breeder [etc.]
Publisher:
[1] Printed for John Clarke [2] Printed for Fletcher Gyles, London, 1727 & 1726.
Description:
First editions of two works central to Mary Tuft's claim that she had given birth to 17 rabbits, inspiring much satiric literature, Hogarth engravings, a Drury Lane play, and Pope's Dunciad, her confession resulting in her brief stay in Bridewell
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, one margin defective affecting a few words (legibility preserved), else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80051
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
fraud, medicine, women's law, Law and Literature, Theatre, humor

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