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London: Thomas Newcomb for S. Lownds at his shop by the Savoy Gate,1682.. SECOND EDITION 1682, In two parts. The first treating of their possibility. The second of their real existence. By Joseph Glanvil, late Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, and fellow of the Royal Society. The advantages whereof above the former, the reader may understand out of Dr. H. More's account prefixed thereunto. With two authentick, but wonderful stories of certain Swedish witches; done into English by Anth. Horneck D.D. 8vo, approximately 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved frontispiece to each part, further engraved plate at the end, plus 4 text illustrations, pages: [18] 1-52, [10], 1-162, [6]-78, blank, [16],1-273, 1-67, [3],5-45, [16], [1], 3-24, last leaf errata, there are 2 title pages at the start of the second part, the first one has been misplaced and should be placed after page 52 in the first part, bound in full calf with new modern spine, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt date at foot of spine, blind decoration between raised bands, book-plate of James Fitzjames Stephen to first pastedown, see Google for articles about him. Old calf boards pitted, repairs to corners, first engraved frontispiece laid down due to damage at edges and large closed tear, outer margin of first title page trimmed, old ink names to title page, not affecting text. Engraved title to seconf part has top inner marging repaired affecting the image but no loss, also a small repaire to blank side, no loss to image, small hole to 1 lower margin, no loss to text, 1 lower margin a little ragged (paper fault) no loss to text, tiny burn hole with loss to 1 letter, easily understandable, some dusty marks and fox spots, small pale stains mostly to margins, pale age-browning, 1 corner has small tear to with loss but not affecting text, a few small corrections in old ink to text, 1 old ink name in the margin of 1 page, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a reasonable copy. Albert Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique des Sciences Psychiques ou Occultes, Tome II, page 107 No. 4502, listing a fourth edition, 1726; Harry Price, Short Title Catalogue of works on Psychical Research etc, Volume 1, part II, page 196. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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