Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1930 of C.J.S. Thompson's THE MYSTERY AND LORE OF MONSTERS, WITH ACCOUNTS OF SOME GIANTS, DWARFS AND PRODIGIES. A fascinating survey of human deformity from medieval times to the present day. Includes some 70 wonderful and grotesque illustrations, which show that many of the so-called "monsters" of old were probably examples of human deformations. Contents include: Monsters in Tradition & Mythology; Monsters of Babylon 4000 Years Ago; Monsters in the Early Centuries; Monsters of the 16th Century; Monsters Described by Ambroise Pare in the 16th Century; Celebrated Conjoined Twins; Wild Men of the Woods; Monsters of the Deep; Monsters in Art; and much more. In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; some smudging to original blue cloth boards and spine; text is clean and unmarked.