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“THIS KNOTTY AND THORNY SUBJECT OF WITCHES”

WEBSTER, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London, 1677.

First edition, large-paper copy, of Webster's important treatise on witchcraft, which anticipates the modern psychological concept of the power of suggestion, handsomely bound by Ramage and with dignified chain of provenance, including the noted collections of Henry Huth and Compton Mackenzie. $8500.

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RARE 16TH-CENTURY ILLUSTRATED FRENCH EDITIONS
OF EARLY WORKS ON PALMISTRY, ASTROLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

INDAGINE, Johannes ab. Chiromance & Physionomie Par le Regard Des Membres de L'Homme. Lyon, 1666. Two volumes bound in one.

Rare early French editions, with over 80 in-text diagrams, charts, and engraved illustrations. $4200.

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FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM GODWIN’S LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS, 1834, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM HIM TO AMERICAN DRAMATIST JOHN HOWARD PAYNE

GODWIN, William. Lives of the Necromancers. London, 1834.

First edition, with an etching of the author and an autograph letter from him to American playwright John Howard Payne tipped in. $2800.

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“TAKE HEED, FOR IF THY SECRET BE MADE KNOWN TO PERSONS TWO OR THREE, IT WILL NO LONGER BE CONCEALED, BUT UNTO MANY BE REVEALED”

[RENNEMANN, Alexander] BOOKER, John, translator. Dutch Fortune-Teller. London, London: Printed and sold at the Printing Office in Bow Church-1690.

Early edition of this fortune-telling game, with woodcut title-page vignette and ten pages of tables. $800.

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