THE BLUE FIREDRAKE, Or The Wonderful And Strange Relation Of The Life And Adventures Of Nathan Souldrop: Showing How He Was Forspoken By That Terrible Sorceress Elinor Shaw, The Which For Her Various And Abominable Crimes Was Brought To Tryal At Northampton In The Year 1705; Together With Particulars Of Her Amazing Pranks And Remarkable Actions Both Before And After Her Apprehension, The Like Never Before Heard Of: Written By Himselfe And Now Set Forth by Thomas Wright, Principal of Cowper School, Olney .
Price: $275.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.
Date Published: 1892.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 309764
First Edition. Octavo, original blue cloth titled and with a small decoration in gilt on front panel, gilt tiles on spine, floral endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard, line drawings within the text. Small stains to covers, slight wear to the tips, a good to very good copy, quite sound and attractive.
¶ A tale of black magic and witchcraft in early eighteenth-century Northamptonshire, loosely based on the story of Elinor Shaw, the last person burnt in England for the practice of witchcraft. The narrator is the victim of mesmerism and hallucinatory horrors, one of which is a gigantic blue dragon that materializes in the air.