1620 : Exorcist Manual - The hammer of demons.

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Albertinus, Alexandro
Malleus daemonum
sive quatuor experimentatissimi exorcismi ex evangeliis collecti; in fine erunt duae benedictiones et una vulgaris deprecatio

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1620 (colophon 1621) , Veronæ : Typis B. Merli. 8vo. Full contemporary vellum. 1 or 2 cm² lacking from the spine, else very good state. Interior well complete and in perfect condition. Title page in red and black.

First edition (of only two).The book was put to the Index on Jan. 17th 1707. and is still in the last edition. It is a little known treatise of demonology , comprising a lot of exorcisms to get rid of demons (whereby the title "the hammer of demons"). Almost impossible to find, no copy in France, only one in the UK.

 

 

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