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Scott, Sir Walter. (George Cruikshank, illustrator).
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830. Author : Scott, Sir Walter. (George Cruikshank, illustrator). Title : Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq. Publisher : London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830. First Edition. Language : Text in English. Size : 6 " X 4.5 ". Pages : ix-402 pages. Binding : Attractive., beautiful and very good full red morocco leather binding by Riviere & Son (hinges fine, slightly scuffed and worn) under a protective removable mylar cover. Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining - mainly to the frontispiece and illustrations margins - as shown). Illustrations : Beautifully illustrated with the frontispiece of the Bow in Edinburgh by Lizars after J. Skene and the complete 12 engraved colored plates by George Cruikshank. The book : Very attractive and rare first edition with the complete 12 engraved colored plates by George Cruikshank of Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft in a beautiful and attractive binding. -- In ill health following a stroke, Sir Walter Scott wrote Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft at the behest of his son-in-law, J. G. Lockhart, who worked for a publishing firm. Letters was written when educated society believed itself in enlightened times due to advances in modern science. Letters, however, revealed that all social classes still held beliefs in ghosts, witches, warlocks, fairies, elves, diabolism, the occult, and even werewolves. Sourcing from prior sixteenth- and seventeenth-century treatises on demonology along with contemporary accounts from Engl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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