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    A Rare Compilation of "Most Strange Phantasies and Apparitions, with the various sleights and cunning delusions of Devils."

    T[homas] B[romhall]. A Treatise of Specters. Or, an History of Apparitions, Oracles, Prophecies, and Predictions, With Dreams, Visions, and Revelations. And the Cunning Delusions of the Devil, to strengthen the Idolatry of the Gentiles, and the Worshipping of Saints Departed; With the Doctrine of Purgatory. London: Printed by John Streater, 1658. First edition. Quarto. Approximately 11 x 7 inches. [vi], 367, [1, blank], [24, Table] pages. Contemporary full brown calf, covers and spine ruled in blind. Joints cracking, some wear, soiling to binding, hinges cracking, text toned, marginal dampstaining to most of text, marginal worm damage near bottom margin, only affecting a few leaves of text. Front free endpaper missing, rear free endpaper with lower quarter neatly excised, contemporary ownership signature at top of title-page, small ownership sticker on front pastedown. Still, a good copy of this rare item related to witchcraft and the Devil. Wing B4886. From the John McLaughlin/Book Sail Collection.

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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