M. DC. (1600). Moguntiae, Ex officina
typographica Ioannis ALBINI.
8vo. 13 f. 561pp 25 f. Complete with the errata leaf. Very
Original vellum binding in good condition,
handwritten title on red leather label. Scarce contemporary
handwritten notes of an inquisitor and first and final leaves.
Extremely rare second edition.This is
the third self cointained part of the major witch hunting manual
of DelRio, the most inluential book of demonology during the
XVIIth century. The handwritten title does not notify the part
number , and shows that it was used as a stand-alone volume.
As a matter of fact it contains books 5 and 6:
5 : De officio iudicum contra Maleficos,
siue de processu Iudicario in crime Magiae.
One of the most famous text in the history of witch hunting,
giving the standard procedure for torturing and "judging"
6 : De officio confessarii, qua Iudex
Description of the various remedies against witchcraft.