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SCOT, Reginald (1538?-1599). Scot's discovery of witchcraft: proving the common opinions of witches contracting with divels, spirits or familiars ... to be but imaginary erroneous conceptions and novelties. London: R.C. for Giles Calvert, 1651.
4o (177 x 136 mm). Woodcut text illustrations (some browning and soiling throughout, small hole on Z2 touching a few words, small tear on Ss2 just touching text). 19th-century calf gilt, gilt edges (broken). Provenance: Fitz-James Watt (bookplate).
Second edition. Despite James I ordering the destruction of all copies of this work deriding superstitious beliefs in witchcraft, the work survived and was frequently reprinted. Wing S-943; Norman 1916.
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