WITCHCRAFT BERNARD (RICHARD) A Guide to Grand-jury Men, Divided into Two Books: In the First, is the Authors Best Advice to Them What to Doe, before They Bring in a Billa vera in Cases of Witchcraft, with a Christian Direction to Such as Are Too Much Given Upon Every Crosse to Think Themselves Bewitched. In the Second, is a Treatise Touching Witches, Good and Bad, How They May be Knowne, Evicted, and Condemned... the Second Addition [sic], 1629
Lot 98
WITCHCRAFT BERNARD (RICHARD) A Guide to Grand-jury Men, Divided into Two Books: In the First, is the Authors Best Advice to Them What to Doe, before They Bring in a Billa vera in Cases of Witchcraft, with a Christian Direction to Such as Are Too Much Given Upon Every Crosse to Think Themselves Bewitched. In the Second, is a Treatise Touching Witches, Good and Bad, How They May be Knowne, Evicted, and Condemned... the Second Addition [sic], 1629
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WITCHCRAFT
BERNARD (RICHARD) A Guide to Grand-jury Men, Divided into Two Books: In the First, is the Authors Best Advice to Them What to Doe, before They Bring in a Billa vera in Cases of Witchcraft, with a Christian Direction to Such as Are Too Much Given Upon Every Crosse to Think Themselves Bewitched. In the Second, is a Treatise Touching Witches, Good and Bad, How They May be Knowne, Evicted, and Condemned... the Second Addition [sic], title dust-soiled, light dampstaining, without initial blank, blindstamp on 3 leaves, early vellum, soiled, upper hinge cracked [STC 1945], 8vo, Felix Kyngston for Edw. Blackmore, 1629

Footnotes

  • A scarce "handbook on witchcraft that condemned all witches, whether 'good' or evil, as being in league with the devil and deserving of execution... [including] remedies against witchcraft as well as guidelines for magistrates to examine and convict witches" (ODNB).
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