Mystery and Lore of Monsters
With accounts of some giants, dwarfs and prodigies. Contents: monsters in tradition and mythology; monsters of Babylon four thousand years ago; monsters in the early centuries; monsters of the 16th century; monsters described by Ambroise Pare in the 16th century; some monsters and prodigies of the 17th century; some curious monsters and prodigies and their bills; extraordinary monsters and prodigies; some celebrated conjoined twins; two headed Nightingale and other notable twins; of crafty tricks and cozenage; wild men of the woods and some horrible monstrous beasts; monsters of the deep; monsters in art; psychology of monsters, the law of monsters; giants in mythology, giants in ancient times; giants in legend and story; giants in the 16th century; some giants of the 17th and 18th centuries; some famous Irish giants of the 18th century; some giants of the 19th century; early traditions concerning dwarfs and pygmies; dwarfs at the English courts; dwarfs and prodigies of the 17th century; remarkable dwarfs and prodigies of the 18th century; the Count Boruwlaski and other court dwarfs; eccentric and musical dwarfs; General Tom Thumb and his carrier; dwarfs at Bartholomew fair.
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Review: The Mystery and Lore of Monsters - With Accounts Of Some Giants, Dwarfs And ProdigiesUser Review - Douglas Dalrymple - Goodreads
This sounds (and rather looks) like one of those cheap Time/Life books from the 1970s and '80s on werewolves or the occult, but it's really something more impressive. It collects a broad selection of ... Read full review