HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL TREATISE OF SPIRITS, APPARITIONS, WITCHCRAFTS, AND OTHER ... HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL TREATISE OF SPIRITS, APPARITIONS, WITCHCRAFTS, AND OTHER ... HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL TREATISE OF SPIRITS, APPARITIONS, WITCHCRAFTS, AND OTHER ... HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL TREATISE OF SPIRITS, APPARITIONS, WITCHCRAFTS, AND OTHER ...

HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL TREATISE OF SPIRITS, APPARITIONS, WITCHCRAFTS, AND OTHER MAGICAL PRACTICES. Containing An Account of the Genii or Familiar Spirtis.Also of Appearances of Spirits after Death.Likewise the Power of Wiches, and the reality of other Magical Operations, clearly asserted. With a Refutation of Dr. Bekker’s World Bewitch’d; and other Authors that have opposed the Belief of them.

Beaumont John

Published by London Printed for D. Browne, J. Taylor, R. Smith, F. Coggan and T. Browne 1705
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First Edition. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece by Van der Gucht, illustrating ‘An Evil Genius, ‘Two Good Genii’, and ‘Jews going out in t he Moonshine to know thier Fortune’ 8vo (190 x 116 mm.), handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf with blind paneling and corner-pieces, central and outer panels mottled, spine divided into six compartments gilt decorated, one with red morocco lettering label gilt, red speckled edges. [xvi], 400 pp. A very good and pleasing copy in a fine state of preservation. There is a bit of the occasional browning typical to the book, but far less than might be normally encountered, the front hinge starting. A fine survival of a scarce book. Armorial bookplate on the paste-down, head and tail of spine with some very expert refurbishment. SCARCE ENGLISH WORK ON SPIRITS AND WITCHCRAFT. Beaumont was an accomplished physician and scientist, respected by the likes of Robert Hooke, but he was also a firm believer in the supernatural based on his own experiences. He was, by his own telling, tormented by no fewer then five spirits for over three months. His book brims like a cauldron with graphic stories, his own and those of others, of experiences with witchcraft, spirits, apparitions and more. The text was intended to refute the growing scientific dismissal of such things, in particular the writings of Balthasar Bekker, a firm dis-believer who was especially critical of all superstition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: HISTORICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND THEOLOGICAL ...
Publisher: London Printed for D. Browne, J. Taylor, R. Smith, F. Coggan and T. Browne 1705

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