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[Monsters] Rodriguez, Antonio Joseph
Carta-respuesta a un ilustre prelado, sobre el Feto Monstruoso, hallado poco ha en el vientre de una cabra: y reflexiones criticas, que ilustran su historia
1753. Madrid. 8vo, (198 x 142 mm). 14 ff., 96 pp. Fine green morocco by Spanish master binder Brugalla, gilt fillets to boards, faux raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt. Title page with portion of margin restored and filled at the time of binding, away from text, else in very good condition. - First edition, written by Cistercian Antonio Jose Rodriguez, it is a description mixing science, superstition and religion of the monstrous fetus found in a goat: the tongue resembled that of a human but finishing in two parts, its arms and shoulder were also human ‘pescuezo, hombros, y bra- zos" eran también de figura humana’.Benito Jerónimo Feyjoo y Montenegro in his Cartas Eruditas y curiosas also writes of the episode in his letter 30 Reflexiones Filosóficas, con ocasión de una criatura humana hallada poco ha en el vientre de una Cabra.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
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