Daemonologia: A Discourse on Witchcraft
21cm x 15cm. [iv], 189 pages. Green cloth, gilt lettering, double blind rule.
Details one of “the last gasp of witchcraft trials…” of the 17th century. “As it was acted in the family of Mr. Edward Fairfax, of Fuyston, in the county of York, in the year 1621; along with the only Two Eclogues of the same author known to be in existence with a biographical introduction, and notes topographical and illustrative.” Fairfax accused 6 women of murdering his daughter with witchcraft. They were acquitted at trial, twice. Edited by William Grainge. Scarce in the first edition with only 5 copies recorded in OCLC at June, 2020. There exists a 1971 facsimile.
Minor mottling and wear to cloth. Minor soiling to front free endpaper with a newspaper clipping tipped over a previous owner’s signature. Front hinge cracking slightly from crown. Binders ticket of Spink and Thackery, Leeds. Tanning to front flyleaf. Very Good Condition.
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