PIPERNO, Pietro. De effectibus magicis libri sex. Neap: per Franciscum Hieronymum Colligni : expensis Ioan. Dominici Montanari, 1647
4to, mm 195x155; Contemporary full vellum binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine; Pp. , including Title page, 168, 85 i.e. 55,  of Index. Collation: pi greco2(pi greco1 bl.) A-X4, ²A-G4 H2. Printer's mark and motto on title page: Impurum contemno. Specimen with slight spots and browning, fine copy.
Nice edition of this rare treatise on magic and the occult sciences. Work divided into six books, in which the author tries to describe in its entirety the phenomena related to the presence of the devil, the existence of witches and wizards, the influence of different types of magic, soothsaying, evil, and the secret remedies and natural ones to drive them out. In the final part of the work the author focuses on the "walnut of Benevento", where once they were celebrated pagan and religious rites, later ceremonies and magical rituals officiated by witches.