“TOWARD A DEFINITION OF THE DEVIL AS A MOTOR OF HISTORY”
(DEFOE, Daniel). The Political History of the Devil. London, 1726.
First edition of the first work in an important trilogy on the supernatural by Defoe, anonymously published in 1726, arguing that notions of the "Devil as a Person being in Hell, as a Place, are infinitely absurd and ridiculous," with engraved frontispiece, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Stern & Dess. $2500.