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DISPLAYING OF SUPPOSED WITCHCRAFT WHEREIN IS AFFIRMED THAT THERE ARE MANY SORTS OF DECEIVERS AND IMPOSTERS . AND OTHER ABSTRUSE MATTERS, THE

WEBSTER, JOHN, 1610-82.

Published by J. M. [Jonas Moore], London, 1677
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Good. 1677. First edition. Full original calf. . 16], 346, [4] pgs The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft: wherein is affirmed that there are many sorts of deceivers and impostors, and divers persons under a passive delusion of melancholy and fancy but that there is a corporeal league made betwixt the devil and the witch, or that he sucks on the witches body, has carnal copulation, or that witches are turned into cats, dogs raise tempests or the like, is utterly denied and disproved.Boards scuffed and worn. Lacking leaf for pages 37/38 and final free end paper Ancient bookworm tracks on front board and first leaf. A few contemporary notes to margins. Has Elegy for George Monteith, Merchant in Edinburgh dated 1685, on rear pastedown. Retains the rare Imprimatur page before the title page. “Webster attacked the credulous views of Meric Casaubon Richard Glanvill, and Henry More concerning witchcraft and demonology. He did not completely deny the existence of wtiches, but disputed the more extravagant statements about their powers . . . he also refuted the Scriptural arguments in favor of witchcraft”---Norman 2191. Wing W1230 . Bookseller Inventory # PHBOOKSWE100297

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Title: DISPLAYING OF SUPPOSED WITCHCRAFT WHEREIN IS...

Publisher: J. M. [Jonas Moore], London

Publication Date: 1677

Binding: Full original calf

Book Condition:Good.

Edition: First edition..

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