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Anthropometamorphosis: = man transform'd: or, the artificiall changling historically presented, in the mad and cruell gallantry, foolish bravery, ridiculous beauty, filthy finenesse, and loathsome loveliness of most nations, fashioning and altering their bodies from the mould intended by nature; with figures of those transfigurations. To which artificiall and affected deformations are added, all the native and nationall monstrosities that have appeared to disfigure the humane fabrick. With a vindication of the regular beauty and honesty of nature. And an appendix of the pedigree of the English gallant. Scripsit J.B. cognomento chirosophus. M.D.

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    SR - 90.1/

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    [52], 559, [31] p., [3] leaves of plates : port., ill. (woodcuts) ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Dedication signed: John Bulwer. Frontispiece signed: T. Cross sculpsit. Portrait signed: W: Faithorne sculp. Signatures: A4 *-4*4 5*1 B-4G4. An unsigned leaf bound after S2 contains woodcut illustrations on both sides. Includes index and a final bibliography leaf. Annotation on Thomason copy: "June 14". Frontis. and port.; A1 mutilated ad repaired, not affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B5461 Thomason, E.700[1] Pforzheimer 115 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1978. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Thomason Tracts; 108:E.700[1]). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature inside front cover: "Susana Milborne, her book, 1670"; Beisly MS. pencil note inside rear cover; , from the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876) ; Beisly bequest, 1896 UK-SuSCL