An essay on demonology, ghosts and apparitions, and popular superstitions. Also an account of the witchcraft delusion at Salem in 1692.

THACHER, James

Published by Carter and Hendee, 1831
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8vo. pp. iv, [2], 234. Bound in early 19th century publisher’s cloth; nicely re-backed/re-hung in matching color cloth, preserving the upper 10.5 cm of the original spine. The binding is well rubbed, worn and stained. End papers are foxed; the front fly-leaf is lightly stamped with a former owner’s name. Interior pages display periodic signs of wear – i.e. creasing, small chips, spots of foxing and light soiling. Page 150 contains a line of neatly penned marginalia written in an early hand. Some penciled marginalia is present on p. 150. A number of pages show early pen line markings next to the paragraphs; pages 72 and 131 contain short pen markings – an attempt to mark off sections of text; on p. 131 a series of dashes extend under 1 line of text. Pages 148-149 are partially browned (quite dark) due to an old newspaper insert. A well read copy of an uncommon book. According to the advertisement: "The following pages were in substance composed to be read before the Plymouth Lyceum, in 1829. When it was understood that Rev. Charles W. Upham was about to favor the public with a work on the same subject, it was determined that this little performance should be suppressed. The Rev. Author observed in a letter, that although we may traverse the same field, it is highly probably that we pursue different tracks." Upham encouraged Thacher to publish the book. Thacher’s work indeed contains chapters on ghosts and apparitions, mental illusions, etc. which were not covered as extensively in Upham’s first book on Salem witchcraft (published 1831). [Coumont T16.1; Cornell Witchcraft, p. 539; Kernot, Biblio. Diabolica 1831]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: An essay on demonology, ghosts and ...
Publisher: Carter and Hendee
Publication Date: 1831
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First edition.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from An Essay on Demonology, Ghosts and Apparitions, and Popular Superstitions: Also, an Account of the Witchcraft Delusion at Salem, in 1692 Understanding below that of a brute. The superstitions practised by the devotees to the Roman Catholic Church, if less horrible, are equally preposterous and pernicious. The popular belief in supernatural visitations in the form of apparitions and spectres, is foster ed and encouraged by the baneful in?uence of superstition and prejudice. So universal has been the prevalence of the belief that those conversant with history can resort to the era when every village had its ghost or witch, as, in more ancient times, every family had its household gods. Superstition, is a word of very extensive signification, but for the purpose of this work, the word applies to those who believe in witchcraft, magic, and apparitions, or that the divine will is decided by omens or auguries; that the fortune of individuals can be affected by things indifferent, by things deemed lucky or unlucky, or that disease can be cured by words, charms, and incantations. It means, in short, the belief of what is false and contrary to reason. Superstition arises from, and is sustained by ignorance and cred ulity in the understanding. The subject of supernatural agency and the reality of witch. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9780282218577

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