1828 Scarce Book - SALEM WITCHCRAFT - Wonders of the Invisible World by Robert Calef.
Author : Robert Calef
Title : Wonders of the Invisible World or Salem Witchcraft in Five Parts.
Publisher : Boston: Timothy Bedlington, 1828.
Language : Text in English
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages : 333 pages.
Binding : Attractive and Good original publishers cardboard binding (hinges fine, overall worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (tight, foxing, browning and staining - as shown, outer margin of title pages worn but not affecting the text).
Illustrations : Illustrated with a beautiful colored frontis illustration of -Soul-Killing Witches that Deform the Body-.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce edition in his original cardboard binding of (More) Wonders of the Invisible World -- Originally published in London in 1700, it was reprinted in Salem in 1796, and again in 1823. This is the first edition to be published in America outside of Salem. Parts include: Part I. An account of the sufferings of Margaret Rule, written by the Rev. Cotton Mather. Part II. Several Letters to the Author...and his reply relating to Witchcraft. Part III. The Differences between the Inhabitants of Salem Village, and Mr. Parris, their Minister, in New-England. Part IV. Letters of a Gentleman uninterested, endeavouring to prove the received opinions about Witchcraft to be orthodox. With short Essays to their answers. Part V. A short historical Account of matters of fact in that affair.
The author: Robert Calef (baptized 2 November 1648 – 13 April 1719) was a cloth merchant in colonial Boston. He was the author of More Wonders of the Invisible World, a book composed throughout the mid-1690s denouncing the recent Salem witch trials of 1692–1693 and particularly examining the influential role played by Cotton Mather.
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