An act of Bestiality produces a Monstrous Baby

MONSTERS. TERATOLOGY. FAKE NEWS.

Discours prodigieux et véritable d'une fille de chambre, laquelle a produict un monstre, après avoir eu la compagnie d'un singe, en la ville de Messine. En ce discours sont récitées les paroles que ladite fille proféra estant au suplice et les prières qu'elle sist, ensemble le iour qu'elle fust braslee, avec le monster et le singe.

Rouen: Chez Abraham Cousturier, Iouxre la copie imprimeé a Paris, Par Fleury Borriquant [No date] 17th c.

$3,500.00

Octavo: 16 p. A-B4

Modern vellum. With a crude woodcut of the monster on the title page. Light staining. One of two editions. According to the title page, this edition is based on the Paris edition (which is also undated.) No copy recorded in OCLC. There are two copies of the Paris ed. in OCLC (both in France.)

"A prodigious and genuine speech by a maid, who produced a monster, after having the company of a monkey, in the city of Messina." The book includes the prayers that the girl uttered on the day that she, the monkey, and the monster were burned at the stake.