Historia diaboli su commentatio de diaboli, malorumque spirituum exsistentia, statibus, iudiciis, consiliis, potestate.

MAYER, Johann Godfried

Published by Sumptibus Joh. Georgii Cottae, 1780
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Second Edition, much expanded. 8vo. pp. xvi, 712. Title page with vignette. Bound in period paste paper boards (well rubbed). No blank fly-leaves. An old institutional stamp is present on the title page, next to the vignette. The inside front cover contains two names along with dates (19th cent.) Pages show occasional scattered foxing. A miniscule hole on p. 109 obscures a couple of letters. The lower marginal corners of pp. 517 and 567 are chipped /torn. A scholarly work which contains many passages taken from both ancient and modern authors concerning the Devil according to the traditions of the Chaldaeans, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks. The work discusses the state of the Devil both before and after the fall. Also discussed are the various forms of oracles, divination and magic practiced among different peoples. (See Dorbon-Aine catalogué). [Coumont M43.2; Dorbon-Aine 3006; Cornell Witchcraft, p. 382; Rosenthal 2225]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Historia diaboli su commentatio de diaboli, ...
Publisher: Sumptibus Joh. Georgii Cottae
Publication Date: 1780
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: Second edition.

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