DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN ... DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN ... DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN ... DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN ...

DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX IN FUYSTONE IN THE COUNTY OF YORK IN THE YEAR 1621. FROM THE ORIGINAL WRITTEN WITH HIS OWN HAND. COMMUNICATED BY R. M. MILNES.

EDWARD FAIRFAX

Published by PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY, 1858
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303 Pp. 'COMMUNICATOR' RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER, POLITICIAN, AND STATESMAN. IN 1863 HE WAS CREATED FIRST BARON HOUGHTON. THE PRESENT WORK, BETTER KNOWN UNDER "DEMONOLOGIE" OR DAEMONOLOGIA" IS A RECOUNTING BY FAIRFAX OF THE TRANCE VISIONS OF HIS DAUGHTERS. PROVENANCE: MILNE'S CREWE HALL BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTEDOWN ENDPAPER. BOOK DESCRIPTION: (8VO) ORIGINAL PERIOD CLOTH, SPINE GILT. DIMENSIONS: (8 7/8 x6 1/2 x 1 1/4"). CONDITION: VERY GOOD; SPINE ENDS FRAYED, SOME EDGE WEAR, HINGES CRACKED. NOTE: This detailed, vivid and fascinating account of the effects of "witchcraft" in 1621-22 upon the Yorkshire family of the poet and translator of Tasso, Edward Fairfax - an episode of communal hysteria, chiefly involving women, as well as a black cat, which bears a striking resemblance to the events in Salem, Massachussetts, seventy years later - is among the most curious, if not notorious, examples of literature in its field. It was first published in Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 5 (1858-59). Bookseller Inventory # 000957

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Title: DEMONOLOGIE: A DISCOURSE OF WITCHCRAFT. AS ...

Publisher: PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY

Publication Date: 1858

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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