M.D.CIII. (1603) . Moguntiae. Apud Ioannem Albinum.
Large folio format. 3 books in 1 : (24) , 276,
(15); 268, (18); 250, (11) pp. Engraved title page.
Contemporary full calf binding in beautiful/perfect
condition (what is quite rare for those large volumes).
The interior is also complete and absolutely mint,
there is not even the strong foxing usually found on those early
17th Delrio's editions due to the paper used at that time in
the 1633 - 4to copy we sold).
This rare 1603 folio is very hard to come by,
this edition is considered by the best compared to the usual
4to versions that were printed several times. It has very detailed
index tables not found in other editions. Moreover the excellent
condition of this copy makes it really unique and valuable.
The Disquisitionum Magicarum is THE 17th
century manual of witch-hunting. It is the longest and most
complete treatise ever written on the subject, embracing theoretical
demonology to practical torture to get confessions and going
through diverse occult subjects such as alchemy or divination.
This is one of the best editions. With a beautiful engraved
title. Text framed, on two columns. In a word, a massive and
beautiful book that would make a perfect addition to any serious
collection on witchcraft.