Prophecy and Infanticide Broadside

Prophecy and Infanticide Broadside


SKU: 002808 Category:


[002808] [Prophecy and Infanticide Broadside]. Prophecy of an Infant Child. Unknown: G. Ferrier, First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good+. Single sided printed sheet, approximately 150mm x 250mm in size.

Strip of modern paper to left hand side (hinge from mounting?), small split above the word ‘every’ in the top portion, otherwise quite bright and clean. No place or date, c.1800?

The top portion relates the tale of a newborn baby pronouncing ‘a prodigious crop of everything this year, but few people to live to enjoy it’. The lower portion relates the death of Susan Hudson who had ‘sworn two of her children to an innocent man, and had disposed of three more’, including one ‘buried alive in a field’.

Unrecorded, and we could find nothing else printed by G. Ferrier