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    An Incredibly Rare Book About Exorcism

    [Gervasius Pizzurnus]. R.P. Gervasii Pizzvrni, Ord. Minimorvm S. Francisci de Paula Collegae Generalis Itali. Enchiridion Exorcisticvm: Compendiosissime Continens Diagnosim, Prognosim, ac Therapiam Medicam Et diuinam affectionum Magicarum. Lugduni (Lyon): Anisson, 1668. First edition. Twelvemo. [4], 133, [1] pages. Bound in contemporary full vellum, ink title on spine. Binding stained and worn, old ownership markings blacked out at top margin of title page, overall good. This book is a manual for the detection of the presence of demons and procedures for their removal. This seems to be the first appearance of this book at auction; we can only find a few copies extant, those being in European institutions.

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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