London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1962. First Edition Thus. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 291 pp., Bibliography, Index. 8 pages of glossy black & white plates, reproductions of images of Witches, Alchemists and Devils from old books & manuscripts. Ink inscription on front free endpaper; some scattered foxing, a very good clean copy in a very good dust jacket which shows some browning and foxing, light wear & scuffs, and is price-clipped. Item #312377
¶ A companion volume to the author's work THE ANATOMY OF PUCK, which which was an examination of the beliefs and practices which underlay the fairy references in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Here, the author has worked on similar lines, but has treated the darker aspect of the subject - Witchcraft, which played such a large part in the thought and life of the seventeenth century.
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