Witchcraft in Northamptonshire; facsimile reproduction of six rare and curious tracts dating from 1612.

Published by Gerald Coe, Wilbarston, Northants, 1967
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Small 4to. containing 6 tracts, each individually numbered: pp. [34], 8, 8, 8, 8, 18. With facsimile title pages, two of which are printed in red. The main title is also printed in red. The final tract contains 4 illustrations with the text. Bound in publisher’s wraps with light edge wear, mild soiling, creasing etc. Light bumping is present to the upper corner of the first three leaves. Interior pages are otherwise generally clean. This is a 1967 reissue of some witchcraft tracts which were reprinted by J. Taylor & Son, 1866-1867: 1.) The witches of Northamptonshire (London, 1612) 2.) The Northamptonshire witches an account of the births, educations, lives and conversations of Elinor Shaw and Mary Phillips the like never before heard of (London, 1705) 3.) An account of the trials, examination and condemnation, of Elinor Shaw and Mary Phillips (two notorious witches), 7th March 1705 4.) Relation of a memorable piece of witchcraft, at Welton, in Northamptonshire, at the house of Widdow Stiff, whose youngest daughter vomited in less than three days, three gallons of water and a quantity of stones and coals (reprinted from Glanvil’s "Sadducismus triumphatus", London, 1681) 5.) Curious account of the remarkable case of the Duchess of Bedford in the reign of Edward IV who was charged with having fixed by witchcraft the love of the king on her daughter Queen Elizabeth (Northampton, 1867) 6.) A brief history of witchcraft with especial reference to the witches of Northamptonshire (Northampton, 1866). Bookseller Inventory # 000895

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Title: Witchcraft in Northamptonshire; facsimile ...

Publisher: Gerald Coe, Wilbarston, Northants

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Wraps

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