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    [Witchcraft]. Jakob Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum in tres divisus partes... Frankfurt: Nicholas Basse, 1580. Early edition. Small octavo (6.25 x 3.75 inches; 158 x 95 mm.). [xviii], 737, [738-772], [6, Index quaestionum], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pages. Text with red ink marginal ruling. Contemporary full brown calf, boards ruled in gilt, with gilt central decorative motif. Rebacked to style in twentieth-century brown calf, spine lettered in gilt, four raised bands. Binding worn, with some chipping and tears; text toned with some thumbsoiling and edgewear; title-page trimmed at bottom and soiled and worn; some ink notations in text. Library bookplate on front pastedown. Very good. Perhaps the most significant early study of witchcraft. Adams S1616.

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