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    Johannes Praetorius [Hans Schultze]. Philogemata Abstrusa De Pollice:....

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    Praetorius, Johannes [Hans Schultze] Philogemata Abstrusa De Pollice: In Quibus Singularia Animadaversa: vom Diebes-Daume Et Manu: Item De Patibulo, Virgula Mercuriali, Alruna, Esu Casei magico &c. Gerrae Profanorum Refutatae Cum Revelata Origine Vera Et Admiranda Superstitionum; Et Virga Critica Castgata Habentur Aliquot Loca Ambigua Prlmaria Celeberrimorum Grammaticorum. Leipzig: Johann Ockel [in Sagen] for Eliae Fiebig, 1677. First edition. Small quarto. A-2D4. 216 pages. Raised thumb and hand woodcut on title-page. Nineteenth century paste-paper boards. Binding somewhat worn, a few pencil notes and underlines in red. Overall, a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    "Praetorius [1630-1680] had an open eye and a sharp ear for all wonder stories, witch tales, and accounts of ghosts and sorcery current among the people. He indefatigably collected all information on remarkable subjects and happenings, and was fond of popular gossip, even of the uncouth type... [Philologemata] Deals with the superstitious belief that a finger cut off from the hand of a hanged thief serves as a good luck charm, and with vagabonds, diving rods, etc." [Faber du Faur].

    "Kompilation interessanter Materialien zur Geschichte des Aberglaubens, darunter der im Titel hervorgehobene Volksglauben, das der abgesachnittene Daumen eines gehangten Diebes Gluck bringe." Dunnhaupt.

    "Ce curieux traite donne, 3 siecles a l'avance une idee de la mensuration actuelle du ponce des criminels." Caillet."

    VD17 3:009744R. Dunnhaupt 3182:58. Faber du Faur 764. Caillet 8951. Bruckmann, Bibl. Anima. 195. Hayn, Praetorius, 83. Rosenthal, Magica, 1904. Seebass II,761. Waiber 1089. Zancke 528. Zedler XXIX, 147.Graesse, Magica, 31 & 106. BL 17th c. German S1487.



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