MENGHI, GIROLAMO. Fl.1580.
Fustis daemonum adiurationes formidabiles. BOUND AFTER: Flagellum daemonum exorcismos terribiles.... Venice: Malduram, 1607-1608.
2 works in 3 parts, bound together. 8vo (143 x 95 mm). , 248, 101, ; , 350 pp. Woodcut devices to both titles. Period limp vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. Mild soiling, F2 upper corner with loss from burn; first and last gatherings started and with some dampstaining, occasional worming, vellum well-rubbed.
TWO EXORCISM MANUALS, a single-volume reissue of two works first published in 1577 and 1584. Menghi was a Franciscan Inquisitor and demonic theoretician. He arranged devils in a hierarchy according to their functions and habits and gives colorful descriptions of their peculiarities. He caused some controversy by his claim that exorcists are the superiors of demons, i.e., fallen angels. Thorndike VI 556.