Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    [c. 1635]


Printed at London for Thomas Lambert, at the sign of the Hors- shoo in Smithfield



Title: A description of a strange (and miraculous) fish, cast upon the sands in the meads, in the hundred of Worwall, in the county palatine of Chester

First Line: Of many marvels in my time

Tune: Bragandary

Authors:  Parker, Martin, d. 1656


ESTC: S120132

Themes:  Monstrous fish

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion
46A7: Crowd, mob
25F27(WHALE)(+63): Swimming mammals: whale (+ dying animal; death of animal; dead animal)
25H133: Beach

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
46C291: Shipwreck
26C32: Storm at sea

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49M1: Printing, printing office
49M123: Printer
49M121: Type-founder


Shelfmark: Harding B 39(55)

Notes:  Harding B 39(55) is a photograph of Wood 401(127).

Click image to view larger

Shelfmark: Wood 401(127)

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.