Glanvill, Joseph, 1636-1680.
Title Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts, the First treating of their Possibility, the Second of their Real Existence. The Second Edition. The advantages whereof above the former, the Reader may understand out of Dr. H. More's Account prefixed thereunto. With two Authentick, but wonderful Stories of certain Swedish Witches, done into English by Anth. Horneck D.D.
Binding 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards. Later (@
Book Condition Front cover detached, needs to be rebound. Title label on spine missing, needs to be replaced. Text block tight except for title page and frontispiece which need to be tipped back in. Small paperloss, next affecting text on pp 35, 25. Very light waterstain on 1 page. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies.
Publisher Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for S. Lowndes at his shop at the Savoy Gate 1682
Inscription Signed on flyleaf and title page by previous owner
Seller ID 1716bbbb
Octavo @ 766 pp
Engraved frontispiece depicting Saul and Samuel and additional engraved title-page showing supernatural events. With a last leaf containing an illustration of two stones voided by a child in Sweden with an advertisement on the verso. 3 small wood diagram engravings on pp 111, 113 and 199.
Includes: 'Dr. H.M. his letter with the postscript to Mr. J.G.', 'Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions The First Part....' ' Some Considerations about Witchcraft in a Letter to Robert Hunt, Esq.', 'An appendage to this first part, Concerning the Possibility of Apparitions and Witchcraft....' 'An Answer to a Letter of a Learned Psychopyrist Concerning the True Notion of a Spirit' Henry Moore, Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions The Second Part....' 'A continuation of the collection: or, An addition of some few more ... stories of apparitions and witchcraft' Henry Moore, ''A whip for the droll, fidler to the atheist ... sent upon the occasion of the drummer of Tedworth, in a letter to ... Henry More D.D.'. . Also includes 'An account of what happen'd in the kingdom of Sweden in the years 1669 and 1670 ... to some persons that were accused for witches ... .' which was translated by Anthony Horneck, 'A Relation of the Strange Witchcraft discovered in the village Mobra in Swedeland'.
Notations by previous owners - Sanderson (most likely) made corrections in the text in a few places where type was light or words missing most notably on pp 230 where he crossed the name out, put corrected name in also crossed out place name and put correct place name in. Starkey noted in ink pp 70 " This story gave rise to Mr Addison's Comedy The Drummer or Haunted House." A notation in pencil by another owner pp 170 " This....nothing of a steam engine.", Starkey noted in ink on the back of the title page of 'A Continuation...' " All the tricks in this relation were performed by one Jo. Collins as he afterwards (confessed?) (see?) an account of it in a book called "Anecdotes" in 2 volumes'."
"The book affirmed the existence of witches with malign supernatural powers of magic, and attacked skepticism concerning their abilities. The book strongly influenced Cotton Mather and was influential in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World is largely modeled after this book and its arguments. The book is also famous for telling the ghost story of the Drummer of Tedworth, an early poltergeist story." Wikipedia.