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Kittredge, George Lyman
Witchcraft in Old and New England
Harvard University Press, 1929. First edition. Large 8vo. [13], 4-641, [1] pp. Bound in maroon cloth with border in blind on the front board, lettering and publisher's device in gilt on the spine, top edge gilt. Price of $6.00 on front jacket flap. ANB, Derek Pearsall, "Kittredge, George Lyman". Kittredge was one of the foremost American literary scholars of the early twentieth century with research interests in Shakespeare, Chaucer, the English language, and folklore. The present work is his important study of witchcraft from Anglo-Saxon times through the Salem witch trials. Kittredge explores English witchcraft before 1558, image magic, spells related to love and hate, spells for curses and to induce madness, profane charms, wind and weather spells, spells to cause metamorphosis, soothsaying, the witches compact and sabbath, witchcraft and the Puritans, and haunted houses and haunted men. An attractive example in a sharp dust jacket, uncommon thus. Near Fine / Near Fine. A Near Fine book with rubbing to the edges of the boards in a beautiful Near Fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the top of the spine panel. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books (eveningstarbooks) [Madison, Wisconsin, United States]
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