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Magic and Witchcraft of 17th century. DEL RIO, Martin Antonio. Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex. Venetijs, apud Vincentium Florinum, 1616

4to, mm 230x164; Contemporary full vellum binding, gilt title and ornaments on the spine divided in 3 sections; Pp. 24, including red and black Title page, 856 (i.e. 808), 143, 105 [Index]; woodcut Initials, Head pieces and End-piece, many side-notes. Ex libris signed “Dominici Baldis” on the first end-paper.Part of the fore margin rimoved affecting some side-notes, good copy.


Fine edition of this work dedicated to magic and exorcism. The author deals in six books with the subject of heresy, witchcraft, magic, divination, exorcism. Quest’opera veniva usata come manuale, come il “Malleus Maleficarum”, nelle azioni giudiziarie per la caccia ale streghe. L’autore stesso fu nominato procuratore generale dei Paesi Bassi dal re spagnolo Filippo II nel 1577. (Venice 1746, Köln 1755). La prima edizione fu stampata nel 1599 a Louvain (Leuven) an in-4° edition by G. Rivius. (See; Biographie Nationale de Belgique Vol.5 pp 478 ; DBS Vol. II col. 1898 item 7). The Lot is offered with a valid export license.

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Exorcism. DEL RIO. Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex.

Estimate €1,500 - €1,800Jun 09