A MONSTROUS SERPENT. DISCOVERED AND KILLED IN JANUARY, 1815, NEAR THE BANKS OF THE OHIO, IN KENTUCKY, BY THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS
Boston: Printed by N. Coverly, .. Broadside, 18 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Text printed in three columns below title and pictorial woodcut illustration, heightened in contemporary red ink, all framed in ornamental border. Woodcut measures approximately 6 x 9 inches. Contemporary ink inscription (“$14.00”) in lower margin below border. Early folds. A few small stains and several holes in and around illustration, measuring between 1/4 inch and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Stains and holes surprisingly unobtrusive. A good copy. Matted. A marvelous illustrated broadside containing the account of a massive serpent found and killed at Versailles, Kentucky, near Lexington. The broadside prints the text as an epistolary eyewitness narrative, addressed to the brother of the author in Philadelphia.