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WAGSTAFFE, John (1633-1677). The Question of Witchcraft Debated. London: Edw[ard] Millington, 1671. 8° (143 x 86mm). (Some browning of margins, a few headlines shaved, D6-7 short at outer margin.) EARLY 19TH-CENTURY SPECKLED CALF BY C. KALTHOEBER, with his ticket, Greek key pattern border, smooth gilt spine with red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt edges (lightly rubbed). Second edition. Wing records two earlier issues in 1669. Arber I, 93; Wing W-199.
John WEBSTER (1610-1682). The Displaying of supposed Witchcraft. Wherein it is affirmed that there are many sorts of deceivers and impostors .... London: J.M., 1677. 2° (290 x 182mm). (Imprimatur leaf laid down, Y2 with repaired marginal tear affecting shoulder notes, X3 also repaired at margin, without final blank.) Late 19th-century half calf, marbled edges (rebacked, preserving old spine). Provenance: Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey (bookplate). FIRST OF TWO EDITIONS both published in 1677. Arber I, 283; Wing W-1230.
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