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Grosse, Henning, ed. (1553-1621) Magica de Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritu[m] de Vaticiniis Divinationibus &c.

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2764B
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262
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$1,230$1,000

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Grosse, Henning, ed. (1553-1621) Magica de Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritu[m] de Vaticiniis Divinationibus &c. Leiden: Hackius, 1656.
Later edition, 12mo, with engraved frontispiece showing a woman stirring a cauldron with demons in the background, bound in full contemporary parchment, painted dark green, save the lettering on the spine, with yapp edges, contemporary ownership inscription to ffep, 5 x 3 in.
This work, which contains more than 900 tales of spiritual and demonic phenomena, was edited and presented by Henning as derived from an anonymous manuscript found in an anonymous library.
Estimate $300-500

*12, A-Z12, Aa-Ee12, with the final blank Ee12.


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