Hardcover. Royal octavo. 642pp. Green cloth gilt-lettered on spine. Notes & index. The ground-breaking study of the New England witch craze by George Lyman Kittredge (1860–1941) a professor at Harvard University, and great scholar of Shakespeare and Chaucer who also had an interest in witches in folklore and the New England witch trials. In this work he compared the history and lore of English witch craft and witch trials from Anglo-Saxon times through to the seventeenth century with that of those that took place in New England. He concluded that the Salem witch trials were not-as was commonly thought at the time-an aberration that grew out of the local Puritan community, but rather that they were simply an extension of the beliefs and practices of Britain and Europe (a view now widely accepted). A detailed and fascinating work. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Spine ends rubbed, spine faded & a bit discoloured, top-edge slightly darkened, minor bumps to upper corners, else a solid, internally-clean VG copy (no dust jacket).
Good+ Textblock clean and free of marks and binding tight. The corners are moderately bumped with light soiling to the corners of the textblock. The covers are lightly rubbed/toned with heavier toning to the spine. The spine features some warping/cracking near the edges with light bumping to the edges as well.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 641 pages; World History bmw off-white/black soccat.
Very Good- Used hardcover, no dj. mild wear, binding and pages are solid, PO name in ink on ffep, text is clean, boards lightly scuffed with mild sun fading to spine otherwise clean, page edges lightly scuffed with rubber stamp to side edges.; 8.50 X 5.90 X 1.70 inches; 641 pages.
Good. This is a hard cover book with maroon cloth covered boards. Gilded titling on spine. Gilded top page edge. "here [the author] has gathered all sorts of stray notes about witch history in England from Anglo-Saxon times, Elizabethan days, and the height of delusion in the seventeenth century. Among the special topics he considers are witches and storms, love magic, killing by roasting an image of wax or clay, the witches' Sabbath, the use of spells, the witches' curse, and the compact with Satan" Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Good. (1929 first edition) 641 Pages, "Notes": Pages. -598. Maroon cloth boards lightly edgeworn/scuffed; light fraying on the head; corners bumped and rubbed; glue-like protective covering backstrip and joints; ex-library markings include stamps/labels/card pocket; untrimmed edges; light browning to closed page edges; text unmarked and clean. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available.
Good. 641 p., former owner's name inked out on back of front cover. Reprint of the 1929 edition. appears unmarked. No dust jacket, binding strong, top/bottom of spine bumped, cover corners lightly worn.
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