Witchcraft and Demonology

    Petrus Thyraeus. Loca Infesta, hoc est: de Infestis, ob Molestantes Daemoniorum et defunctorum hominum spiritus, locis, liber unus. [Bound with:] Daemoniaci hoc est: De obsessis a spiritibus Daemoniorum Hominibus. Edition secunda. Cologne: Goswin Cholinus, 1598. First Edition of the Loca Infesta, second of the Daemonici. Octavo. Two works in one volume. (:) --2(:)4, A-2X4. (:)-- 2(:)4, A-2B4, 2C2. [16], 352. [12], 207, [1] pages. Large Jesuit printer's devices on title pages. Late nineteenth century calf with oval armorial stamps on covers, spine banded title on leather label. Bookplate of Manuel Baguilera y Ligue, Marques B. Cerralbo. Worming in lower margin (some repaired, some text affected), Q3 of first work misfolded in printing with some text obscured; front hinge cracked but sound; occasional minor stains, else very good.From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Petrus Thyraeus (1546-1601) concluded that the visible, audible, and tangible phenomena associated with hauntings are hallucinations caused by demons or spirits. This work inquires into the nature of demonic possession, its signs, how it occurs, whether witches, magicians, diviners, or heretics are possessed (usually not) whether the Church should be sought to exorcise them (he believed not); finally, he asks whether demons should be allowed to come out of a person if they so desire, and concludes that they should but only if such action is done to the glory of God.

    Loca: VD16 T1247. BM STC (German) 863. Adams T700. DeBacker/ Sommervogel VIII, 16:20. Graesse, Magica, 83. Caillet 10688. Rosenthal, Magica, 1937.Cornell, Witchcraft, 548. Robbins 1023. Daemoniaci: VD 16 T1238. Adams T697. Cornell Witchcraft Cat 547. Caillet 10687. Thorndike VII 368-9. DeBacker/Sommervogel VIII 15:15.

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