Item #933 The Life and Prophecies of Mother Shipton, containing an Account of Her Parents, and her Singular Birth, with Many Important Occurrences in Her and Her Mother's Life: Together with an accurate Explanation of her numerous Prophecies, and completion thereof.
The Life and Prophecies of Mother Shipton, containing an Account of Her Parents, and her Singular Birth, with Many Important Occurrences in Her and Her Mother's Life: Together with an accurate Explanation of her numerous Prophecies, and completion thereof.
The Life and Prophecies of Mother Shipton, containing an Account of Her Parents, and her Singular Birth, with Many Important Occurrences in Her and Her Mother's Life: Together with an accurate Explanation of her numerous Prophecies, and completion thereof.

The Life and Prophecies of Mother Shipton, containing an Account of Her Parents, and her Singular Birth, with Many Important Occurrences in Her and Her Mother's Life: Together with an accurate Explanation of her numerous Prophecies, and completion thereof.

London: Hodgson & Co., n.d. Embellished with a Coloured Engraving dated July 22, 1823. 12 mo. 7-3/8" x 4-7/16". Marbled paper covered boards. Gold stamped leather spine. 24 pp. 1 p. publisher's ads. Joints and edges of covers are a little rubbed. Overall a very good plus, near fine copy. Item #933

The prophecies of the celebrated Mother Shipton, born Ursula Southiel, the ugliest child ever baptized by the Abbot of Beverley. Tradition has it that her mother was a demented creature who imagined herself of to be the mistress of the devil. Thus, it was generally understood by the ignorant of the region that it was through Ursula's infernal paternity that she inherited her prophetic powers. Surprisingly when Ursula was twenty four years of age she was wooed vigorously by one Toby Shipton, a gallant fellow, by trade a builder. Her fame probably began in the legends about her birth and in the broad conviction that she was a witch and practiced infernal arts. She was famous during her own lifetime and was visited by many of the nobility and gentry.

Included with this little book is a lagniappe, a 2 pp. article titled "Mother Shipton" I found in the Summer, 1950 issue of Horizon magazine, the Journal of the Philosophical Research Society.

Price: $450.00