1869 1ed Bizarre Characters Illustrated Transvestites Pig-Faced Women Freaks

WILSON, Henry; CAULFIELD, James

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Wilson and Caulfield’s ‘Book of Wonderful Characters’ is a bizarre and strange book of

“men who have essentially differed from the rest of the human race…some peculiar congenital defects or an eccentricity of character that inevitably impels them to overleap and trespass from the boundaries of the beaten highway of conventional life.” (Osborne)

This book describes some of the most strange characters that could be seen in 19th-century. And while it isn’t known if all of the characters were actually real, most seem to be so. Characters such as transvestites, pig faced women, rock eaters, Indian prisoners, John Broughton, notorious boxer, and many, many more.

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1869 1ed Bizarre Characters Illustrated Transvestites Pig-Faced Women Freaks

 

Wilson and Caulfield’s ‘Book of Wonderful Characters’ is a bizarre and strange book of

“men who have essentially differed from the rest of the human race…some peculiar congenital defects or an eccentricity of character that inevitably impels them to overleap and trespass from the boundaries of the beaten highway of conventional life.” (Osborne)

This book describes some of the most strange characters that could be seen in 19th-century. And while it isn’t known if all of the characters were actually real, most seem to be so. Characters such as transvestites, pig faced women, rock eaters, Indian prisoners, John Broughton, notorious boxer, and many, many more.

 

Item number: #4367

Price: $399

 

WILSON, Henry; CAULFIELD, James

 

The book of wonderful characters : Memoirs and anecdotes of remarkable and eccentric persons in all ages and countries

 

London : Chatto and Windus, [1869]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all 416 pages:
    • Illustrated with 59 full page engravings
  • References: Osborne, Queer Wales;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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4367

Category

Literature

Authors

WILSON, Henry; CAULFIELD, James

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete