Lot 41 of 613:
Manuale Exorcismorum 1619  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,320
Estimate:
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Title:
Manuale Exorcismorum

Author:
Eynatten, Maximilien

Place:
Antwerp

Publisher:
Ex Officina Plantiniana

Date:
1619

Description:

[8 ll.], 314 pp [1 leaf]. Plantin's printer's device on title page, woodcut initials. (8vo) 17.2x11.5 cm (6¾x4½") old vellum with hand-lettering to the spine. First Edition.

From Michael Foight at Villanova's Falvey Memorial Library:

"The work itself is broken up into three sections. The first part contains general instructions and preparations for exorcisms: things like how to determine if a person is suffering from demonic possession and not from natural diseases, learning about various symbols and their effects, proper time and place for an exorcism, and various precautions to take against demons. The second part details the methods and practices used in an exorcism, including many different prayers, invocations, and solemn oaths, with selected prayers and exorcism methods included from respected authors. Finally, the third part contains methods and practices to expel various kinds of witchcraft or enchantments from both bodies and other objects, including chapters on exorcising dairy products, cereals and other foods (with specific chapters on milk and butter); exorcising a spirit from a home; exorcising witchcraft from your own body and exorcising witchcraft from the bodies of others; remedies against pests, fevers and other natural diseases; and remedies against love potions, amongst others."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Mild staining to vellum, pastedowns need to be re-glued; unobtrusive dampstaining to a few pages; very good.


 
Item number:
295754
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