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ALCHEMY-continued. 17991 ASHMOLE (Elias) Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, con

taining severall poeticall pieces of our famous English Philosophers, who have written the Hermetique Mysteries in their owne ancient language with annotations, small 4to. portrait wanting, a leaf of text and one of the diagrams missing but supplied by the pen, calf, £2. 168

1652 17991*o another copy, with a leaf of faultes committed by the

printer, which is usually wanting, sm. 4to. green morocco, £10.108

1652 A rare and curious book containing the Ordinall of Alchimy by Thos. Norton of Bristoll, the Compound of Alchymie by Sir George Ripley, the Tale of the Chanons Yeoman by Chaucer, the Worke of John Dastin, John Lydgate in his translation of the second epistle that King Alexander sent to his Master Aristotle, Kelly's Works, Dr. Dee's Testament, and other works.

On p. 7 (of Norton's poem) the phrase "Free Masons” is found ; this this alone giving the volume considerable importance as a document which settles the age of Freemasonry, and proves that they were in existence long

before 1680-90. 17992 ASHMOLE (E.) Way to Bliss, in three books, sm. 4to. no portrait, Index to MS. calf, £2. 10s

1658 An attempt to prove the possibility of such a thing as the Philosopher's stone. According to Ant. a Wood “pen’d by an unknown author living in

the reign of Qu. Elizabeth.” 17993 AURIFONTINA Chymica, or a Collection of fourteen small

treatises concerning the First Matter of Philosophers for the discovery of their (hitherto so much concealed) Mercury, 18mo. half morocco, 21s

W. Cooper, 1680 The Authors of these Treatises are Sir George Ripley, N. Flammell, Raymond Lully, Bern. Trevisan and others : at the end of the volume is a

list of works on Alchemy sold by Cooper. 17994 CHEIRAGOGIA HELIANA: a Manduction to the Philosopher's

Magical Gold; to which is added Zoroaster's Cave, etc. by
Geo. Thor. Astromagus, title mended, calf, 12s

1650 17995 HELVETIUS (John F.) the Golden Calf, which the World adores

and desires; in which is handled the most rare and incomparable Wonder of Nature in transmuting metals, 12mo.roan, £1. 10s

1670 17996 HERMETICAL TRIUMPH, the, or the Victorious Philosophical Stone,

a treatise concerning the Hermetical Magistery, translated from the French; with the Ancient War of the Knights, an Alchymistical Dialogue, translated from the German, 12mo. frontispiece, calf, scarce, £l. 1s

T. Harris (circ. 1723 17997

the same, with a different title, 12mo. frontispiece half calf, 188

P. Hamet, 1723 17998 DE LAPIDE PHILOSOPHORUM, 12mo. MS. on paper, neatly written

with a coloured diagram of the transmuting operation, limp vellum, 20s

Written probably in North Italy about 1570 The author's name does not appear. After a note on the first leaf as to the medicinal value of the Elixir, the work begins on the next leaf with the methods of making the Philosopher's Stone.

ALCHEMY-continued. 17999 VALENTINUS (Basilius) of Natural and Supernatural Things;

also of the first Tincture, Root and Spirit of Metals and Minerals, etc. ; whereunto is added Roger Bacon of the Medicine or Tincture of Antimony, A. Van Suchten of the Secrets of Antimony, etc. translated by Daniel Cable, 2 vols, in 1, 12mo. calf, £1. ls

1671 18000 WEBSTER (John) Metallographia ; or an History of Metals; also

of the Philosophers Gold, their Mercury, the Liquor Alkahest,

aurum potabile and such like, sm. 4to. old calf, 24s 1671 Apparitions and Dreams : 18001 HIBBERT (Samuel) Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions, sm. 8vo. calf gilt, 21s

1825 A thoroughly good book upon a subject that can never lose its interest. 18002 LAVATERUS (Lud.) de Spectris, Lemuribus, etc. Genevce, 1580–

PORTÆ (Io. Bapt.) Magia Naturalis, Francof. 1591—2 vols. in 1, 12mo. calf, 78 6d

1580-91 18003 MAURY (L. F. Alfred) le Sommeil et les Rêves, études psychologiques, 8vo. hf. morocco gilt, 10s

Paris, 1861 18004 THYRÆI (Petri) de Apparitionibus Spirituum tractatus duo,

Colon. Agripp. 1600—THYRÆI Dæmoniaci, cum locis infestis et terriculamentis nocturnis, ib. 1604–2 vols. sm. 4to. Tucanus's copy in olive morocco, with his monogram on the back, and his

arms and monogram on the sides, in gold, £7. 10s 1600-04 18004* THYRÆI (P.) Opera de variis apparitionibus Dei et Christi, ange.

lorumque, pariter bonorum atque malorum, etc. 1605—Divinarum Novi Testamenti Christi apparitionum liber unus, 1602– 2 vols. in 1, sm. 4to. vellum, 9s

Colonice, 1605-02 A curious book on the visible manifestations of divinity and other celestial beings. One of the chapters is, “Whether the body in which God has manifested himself to man was specially created by him for the purpose, or

borrowed from an existent human individual." Astrology: 18005 BISHOP (John) an Appendix to the Marrow of Astrology,

wherein is discovered and laid down the Rules for the managing of a Nativity, sm. 4to. unbound, 7s 6d

J. Streater, 1688 18006 ESCHUID, or ESHCUID (JOAN.) Summa astrologiae iudi.

cialis de accidentibus mundi quae anglicana uulgo nancupatur Joannis Eshcuidi viri anglici peritissimi sciētiae astrologiae foelici sidere inchoat. (In fine) : Finis hic imponitur faustus. Opera quoq. & cura diligenti qua fieri potuit. Johannis Lucilii Sanctiter (sic pro Santriter) helbronensis germani, folio, fine woodcut initials, rather wormed, but fine tall. copy in boards

covered with pigskin; binding broken, £2. 108 Venet. 1489 18007 HOLWEL (John, teacher of Astrology) an Appendix to Holwel's

Catastrophe Mundi being an Astrological Discourse of the rise, growth, and continuation of the Othoman Family, etc. sm. 4to. hf. morocco, 18s


18008 LILLY (William, Student in Astrology) Christian Astrology

treated of in three books, the first containing the use of an Ephemeris, the erecting of a Scheam of Heaven, with an easie Introduction to the Art of Astrologie, the second, how to judge all manner of questions contingent unto Man, the third, a Method whereby to judge upon Nativities, etc. second edition, sm. 4to. portrait by Marshall, mounted, and woodcuts of Nativities; wormed, hf. od. £2. 58

1659 18009 LILLIE's new Prophecy: or strange and wonderful Predictions

relating to the year 1678, as well from the late Blazing-Star, the great Conjunction, etc. sm. 4to. 12s 6d

1678 Witches: 18010 [Bodin.] Le Fleau des Demons et Sorciers, par I. B. Angevin,

sm. 8vo. (12mo.), fine copy in old French red morocco, marbled edges, the backs richly tooled in Padeloup's favourite style, the sides decorated with fleurons, from the Beckford library, £6.68

Nyort, 1616 18011 COLLECTION of rare and curious Tracts on Witchcraft and the Second Sight, sm. 8vo. sd. 18s

Edinburgh, 1820 Partly reprinted, partly from MS. records. 18012 FIAN THE SORCERER. Newes from Scotland declaring the

damnable Life of Doctor Fian a notable Sorcerer, who was burned at Edenbrough in Ianuarie last 1591, small 4to. black letter, woodcut, fine copy in russia, extremely rare, £65.

W. Wright (1592) This copy has the following note in the handwriting of George Steevens : “I have frequently quoted this Pamphlet (of which I never saw another copy) in my notes on Macbeth.-G. S.”

There is another copy in the Huth library, but that and the above appear to be the only copies known of this edition. Of two other editions printed in

England there is only record of one copy each. 18013 FROMMANN (Joh. Christ.) Tractatus de Fascinatione novus et singularis, stout sm. 4to. curious frontispiece, calf, £2. 16s

Norimb. 1675 Over 600 pp. are devoted to Magical Fascination. 18014 GLANVILL (Joseph) Saducismus Triumphatus, or full and

plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions (with a continuation by Henry More), 4 parts in 1 vol. sm. 8vo. frontispieces, calf, 128

1689 18015

fourth edition, sm. 8vo. frontispiece, calf, 15s 1726 18016 HISTORY OF WITCHES, Ghosts, and Highland Seers, 12mo. with

out the last three leaves, cloth, 10s Berwick, n. d. (about 1775) 18017 HISTORY of the Witches of Renfrewshire, who were burned on the Gallowgreen of Paisley, 12mo. First edition, hf. bd. 208

Paisley, 1809 18018

the same, a new edition, with an introduction (by J.D.), sm. 4to. frontispiece, cloth, 78 6d

Paisley, 1877 Three nien and four women were first partly hanged, then cut down and burnt alive, in 1696, on the accusation of a villainous little girl named Christian Shaw.

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WITCHES—continued. 18019 MEIGERII (Samuelis) de Panurgia Lamiarum, Sagarum, Strigum,

ac veneficarum totiusque cohortis magicæ Cacodæmonia libri tres, sm. 4to. calf neat, 20s

Hamborch, 1587 The text of this curious book is in Low German, not in Latin. 18020 MICHAELIS (F. Sebastien) Histoire admirable de la possession et

conversion d'une Penitente, seduite par un Magicien, la faisant Sorciere et Princesse des Sorciers au pays de Prouence, conduite à la S. Baume pour y estre exorcizee l'an M.DC.X., 2 vols. in 1, sm. 8vo. (12mo.), vellum, fine copy, 36s Paris, 1613-1612

The priest Louis Gaufridi, and a poor blind girl, were tortured and burnt on the accusation of two other girls who were no doubt actuated by jealousy

in pretending to be possessed by the devil. 18021 NARRATIVE (a faithful) of the strange appearance of the Spirit of

Edward Aven, late of Marleborough to Tho. G. his son-in-law and his own son, with his Confession of money .. and also of a Robbery and Murther, 1674-Petto (S.) Narrative of the extraordinary Fits which Tho. Spachet was under by Witchcraft, 1693–Strange and terrible news from Shorditch of a Woman that hath sold herself to the Divel ; living in BadgerAlley, 1674–3 parts in 1 vol. small 4to. calf extra, gilt edges, by Kalthoeber, from the Beckford library, £ll. Ils

1674.93 18022 NEUWALDT (Hermanni) Exegesis purgationis sive examinis

Sagarum super aquam frigidam projectarum, Helmstadii, 1584 --Scribonii de examine et purgatione Sagarum per aquam epistola, 1589—2 vols. in 1, 12mo. russia, gilt edges, 18s

Neuwaldt, like a man of sense, reprobated such a test, Scribonius approved

of it. 18023 PERKINS (William) Discourse of the Damned Art of Witch. craft now published by Thomas Pickering, 12mo. calf,

Cambridge, 1610 Dedicated to Sir Edward Coke. This narrow-minded Puritan enunciated doctrines which the pious New Englanders put into practice at a later date under the guidance of the enlightened Mather family. It is a carions treatise upon the art and nature of Witchcraft, and the author decides that & benevolent witch who does good to her neighbours, is a

more horrible monster ." than the malignant ladies of her kind. 18024 POTTS (T.) Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the County of

Lancaster, with the arraignement and trial of nineteen Witches, 16mo. (sm. 4to.) £10. 108

1613 18025 ROBERTS (Alex.) Treatise of Witchcraft with a true

narration of the Witchcraft which Mary Smith wife of Henry Smith Glouer did practise, small 4to. portion of title wanting, hf. bd. neat, 32s

1616 A besotted priest who seems to doubt if even her repentance and pious

behaviour at the stake had availed to save the soul of poor Mrs. Smith, 18026 SCOT'S (Reginald) Discouerie of WITCHCRAFT, wherein

the lewde dealing of Witches (and Witchmongers is notably detected, with a treatise on the nature and substance of spirits and divels, sm. 4to. First eelition, black letter, curious woodcuts of

rare, £4. 4s



Instruments used by Jugglers, some of the marginal notes slightly cut into, calf, antique style, £15.

W. Brome, 1584 From the description given by Lowndes it might be supposed that the first edition did not contain everything that was published in later ones. The truth is that the first is in every way the best edition, and that all those which succeeded, whether in quarto or in folio, were merely publishers' reprints. Scot was an enlightened man who treated witchcraft rationally, to the great

disgust of all truly pious Christians. 18027 SCOT'S (Reginald] Discovery of Witchcraft (second edition), sm. 4to. woodcuts, calf, £5. 58

1651 Exactly the same as the first edition. 18028 SCOT (Reginald) THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHCRAFT, proving that

the compacts and contracts of Witches and Devils and all infernal spirits or familiars are but erroneous novelties, etc. sm. folio, woodcuts, old calf, £6.

1665 In this third edition there are certain additions, which, although extremely curious, are however quite incongruous with the character of the original work having been compiled by an adept in the Black Art, a person of totally different

opinions and reasoning power from Scot. 18029 SCOT (R.) Discovery of Witchcraft, third edition, 2 vols. in 1, sm. folio, fine copy in old calf, £4.

1665 18030 RELATION (a true and exact) of the severall Informations,

Examinations and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in Essex, very sm. 4to. curious etching of a Witches' Sabbath inserted, half calf, £5. 58

1645 Seventeen unhappy women put to death to gratify the bestial and malignant stupidity of their neighbours. Sir Harbottle Grimston and Sir Thomas Bowes were the judges, and the latter gave himself some hearsay evidence from the bench against one of the poor wretches. The preface is

signed H. F. 18031 TRUE and exact RELATION of the informations, examinations, and

confessions of the late Witches arraigned and executed in Essex, 8vo. woodcut, hf. Rowburghe, 5s

Verbatim reprint from the original of 1645-1837 18032 WEBSTER (Johri) DISPLAYING OF SUPPOSED WITCHCRAFT, wherein

it is affirmed that there are many sorts of Deceivers and Impostors, and divers persons under a passive Delusion of Melancholy and Fancy, but that there is a Corporeal League made betwixt the Devil and the Witch, or that he sucks on the Witches body, has Carnal Copulation or the like, is utterly denied, sm. folio, old calf, £2. 108


it is affirmed that there are many sorts of Deceivers and Imposters, and divers persons under a passive Delusion of Melancholy and Fancy, but that there is a Corporeal League made betwixt the Devil and the Witch, or that he sucks on the Witches body, has Carnal Copulation or the like, is utterly denied, folio, LARGE PAPER, a superb copy in olive MOROCCO extra, gilt eriges, by Bedford, VERY RARE, £12. 12s


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