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DANEAU, Lambert
Deux traitez nouveaux. Le premier touchant les sorciers, Le second contient une breve Remonstrance sur les jeux de cartes et de dez
Geneva, Par Jaques Baumet, 1579. 8vo. Two works in one vol. pp. 160 : ¶8, A-I8. Roman letter, some Italic. Woodcut printer’s device on title, type initials within charming grotesque woodcut borders, woodcut headpieces, “Bibliotheque de Leon de Riedmatten” in a C19th hand at foot of t-p, extensive notes in an early hand on rear fly and pastedown, possibly recipes, occasional marginal notes in the same hand. Minor, mostly marginal, light waterstain, to first and last few leaves, light age yellowing, minor marginal spotting, t-p fractionally dusty, small worm hole in very outer upper blank margin of last few quires. A very good, entirely unsophisticated copy in contemporary limp vellum with ties, vellum a little crinkled and soiled. First collective edition of these works together in their first French translation; seperately published by Jacques Bourgeois in 1574 and 1575. Daneau’s major work on witchcraft, Dialogus de veneficiis. was translated, first into French and then, in 1575, into English by Thomas Twyne as ‘A Dialogue of Witches.’ “Lambert Daneau, a French Calvanist theologian and Minister, published a treatise on witches in 1574. The book took the form of a dialogue in which one speaker, Theophilus, responded to the occasionally skeptical questions presented to the other speaker, Anthony. The treatise establishes some of the main themes of the late sixteenth and seventeenth-century Protestant demonology. One of the most salient of those features was a heavy reliance on scripture. This biblicism is evident in Daneau’s argument . that to claim that witches were victims … [Click Below for Full Description]
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