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THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT, proving, That the compacts and contracts of witches with devils and infernal spirits of familiars, are but erroneous novelties and imaginary conceptions.
London, printed for A. Clark, and are to be sold by Dixy Page at the Turks-Head, 1665. THIRD EDITION IN 2 PARTS 1665. Folio, approximately 280 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, LACKS HALF TITLE AS USUAL, several woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [18], 1-292, [12], title page 1-72, [2], last page blank, bound in old calf, new spine at sometime with old gilt lettered label, lettered "Witchcraft Refuted", new endpapers. Spine has amateur repairs to head and tail, covers rubbed and scuffed, corners worn with board just showing, shelf wear to edges, label on spine has been trimmed, title page laid down, no loss to text, following page has small neat repair to top corner, LACKS pages 40-49, Book 4, those pages are replaced from an unknown early (long "s") edition, trimmed and laid down on old paper to match size, the outer and inner margins strengthened with later paper (see attached illustration), the first replacement page duplicates the previous original page, and the final replacement page duplicates some text on page 49, 1 small burn hole affecting 1 word and 3 small holes just affecting letters but easily understood, occasional pale mark and fox spot, neat old ink note to foot of title page, a few other minor faults, otherwise a very good copy. See: Toole-Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring, page 206, No. 620; Trevor Hall, A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English, page 76, No. 251. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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