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    [Johann Weyer, or Johannes Wier]. Carl Binz. Doctor Johann Weyer, ein rheinischer Arzt, der erste Bekämpfer des Hexenwahns [Doctor Johann Weyer, a Rhenish Doctor, the First Opponent of the Witch Craze]. Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Kulturgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts. Mit dem Bildnissen Weyers und seines Lehrers Agrippa. Bonn: Bei Adolph Marcus, 1885.

    "Sonderabdruck aus dem 21. Band der Zeitschrift des Bergischen Geschichtsvereins" (verso of title-page). Octavo. VII, 167 pages. Frontispiece portrait and one portrait plate. Contemporary marbled boards. Edges sprinkled black. Two paper labels lettered in ink across spine (the shelf label covering an earlier label). Extremities lightly rubbed. Light foxing to edges and at beginning and end of text. German library stamp on verso of title-page.

    German physician Johann Weyer (1515-1588) was the author of the first great systematic demonology opposing witch-hunting, De praestigiis daemonum [Of the Tricks of Demons], published in 1563, at the beginning of the revival of German witch-hunting.


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