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419 SÉBILLOT (Paul). Les Travaux Publics et les Mines dans les Traditions et les Superstitions de tous les pays. 8vo. with 8 plates and 428 woodcuts; sd.

Serpent-Worship—see TREE and Serpent Worship.

Paris, 1894

419 SERRES (Marcel de). De la Cosmogonie de Moïse comparée aux faits géologiques. 2 vols. 8vo., hf. vellum neat

Paris, 1841

420 Shorthand. SHELTON. Tachygraphy. The most Exact and Compendious
Method of Short and Swift Writing. by Thomas Shelton.
London... 1674-[A New Art of Short Writing, by Shelton] no title;
cir. 1690-In 1 vol., 18mo., hf. morocco
In the same vol.: A Generall Grammer
Syriac, Arabic and the Ethiopic Languages
London . . . 1650, with portrait (mounted).

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of the Ebrew, Samaritan, Calde,
By Christian Ravis of Berlin.

421 SINIBALBUS. Io. Benedicti Sinibaldi.. Geneanthropeiae sine de Hominis Generatione decatevchon Sm. folio, with frontispiece; fine copy in red morocco extra, with joints, the sides and back covered with elegant gold tooling of a Grolier pattern, bound by Chatelin Romæ, 1642 another edition, thick sm. 4to., in the original vellum Francof. 1669 Esoteric Buddhism. 8vo. cloth


424 SMITH (George) of Kendall in Westmorland.


A Compleat Body of

Distilling... Method of making all the Compound Cordial-Waters,
etc. 2 parts in 1 vol. 8vo. front., calf

125 SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. Het groote Tafareel der Dwaasheid. Folio, 64 pages
of text, and 81 plates; fine copy in old panelled calf gilt


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1720 another copy, folio, having 80 plates; fine copy in old Dutch calf gilt 1720 In the latter copy eight of the plates are mounted on two leaves. The missing plate is "Koning en Koningin van de Missisippi."

The plates (some with English and some with French descriptions in verse), are all full of humour, and ingeniously illustrate the swindling of the share market and the avidity of mankind. The book has considerable intrinsic interest, shewing, as it does, the Origin, Rise, and Progress of the famous South Sea and Mississippi schemes, the sudden fall of the shares in 1720, and the adventures of John Law.

127 SPERBER. KABBALISTICE PRECATIONES. . . stvdio . . . Ivlii Sperberi. 12mo. citron morocco extra, gilt edges Magdeburgi, 1600 428 SPINOZA (Ben. de). Tractatus Theologico-Politicus: inquiry into the Hebrew Scriptures . . . 8vo. cloth

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129 Spiritualism. BRITTEN (Emma H.). Nineteenth Century Miracles; or
Spirits and their work in every country of the Earth. 8vo. 556 pp.
and 36 full-page illustrations comprising numerous Portraits of
Spiritualists; cloth, rare
Manchester, 1883

A complete historical compendium of the great movement known as Modern

Steganography or Secret-Writing:

430 COMIERS. L'Art d'Ecrire et de Parler occultement et sans soupçon.
18mo. with a large folding plate of numbers for constructing cypher
codes; red morocco extra
Paris, 1690
431 PORTA. De occvltis literarvm notis sev artis animi sensa occulte aliis
significandi aut ab aliis significata expiscandi enodandique Libri III.
Io. Baptista Porta Avctore... Montisbeligardi . . . M.D.XCIII. 12mo.
in the original vellum



De Fvrtivis Literarvm Notis vvlgo de Ziferis Libri Quinque . . Io. Baptista Porta . . . avctore. Neapoli... MDCII. Sm. folio, in the original calf

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433 TRITHEMIUS. Polygraphiæ libri sex, Ioannis Trithemii . . . additae
sunt... Locorum Explicationes. . . in quibus . . . operis Stegano-
graphiæ principia latent . . . Per... Adolphvm Glavbvrg
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Francof. 1550
Steganographia: Hoc est: ars per occvltam scriptvram animi
svi volvntatem absentibvs aperiendi certa; avthore. . . Ioanne
Trithemio... præfixa est . . . sva Clavis . . . 2 parts or vols.
in 1 vol., sm. 4to., some leaves wormed; calf
Darmbstadii, 1621
another copy, with which is bound: ERYCI PVTEANI Crypto-
graphia Tassiana, sive Clandestina Scriptio . . . Lovanii . . . 1627;
-in 1 vol., sm. 4to. old calf gilt

The latter work is dedicated to Leon de Tassis, which explains the title.
Steganographiæ nec non Clavicvlæ Salomonis Germani, Ioannis
Trithemii... facilis dilucidaque declaratio . . . A Ioanne Caramuel . .
concinnabatur. Sm. 4to. bds.
Colon. Agrip. 1635

437 STIER. Præcepta Doctrinæ Logica, Ethice, Physicæ, Metaphysicæ,
Sphericæq;. . . a M. Joanne Stiero. Sm. 4to. the title engraved; calf
London, 1652
438 SUGGESTIVE Inquiry into the HERMETIC MYSTERY, with a dissertation
on the more celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers, being an
attempt towards the recovery of the ancient experiment of Nature.
8vo., cloth, a few MS. references on title-page; VERY RARE
439 SULLY (James). Pessimism; a history and a criticism. Svo., cloth 1891
440 SUPERNATURAL RELIGION: an enquiry into the reality of Divine Revelation.
3 vols. 8vo. cloth


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A book well worth study by anyone who is dissatisfied with the evidences of
Christian revelation.

442 SWEDENBORG (Emanuel). Treatise concerning Heaven and Hell and of

the Wonderful Things therein. 8vo. bds., uncut



With the autograph of William Blake, the artist, on title.



442* BIBLIOGRAPHICAL Index of Swedenborg's Writings. 8vo., sd.
443 THEOPHILUS. An Essay upon various arts, in three books, forming an
Encyclopædia of Christian Art of the eleventh century, translated,
with notes, by Robt. HENDRIE. 8vo. illuminated title and frontispiece,


444 THOMPSON (Prof. D'Arcy W.).

On Bird and Beast in ancient Symbolism.

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Edin. 1895


A Life of Livy, by the same author, is appended.

18mo., with plates, one
Amst. 1670


Roy. 4to. 14 pp. with cuts; sd. 445 TOMASINUS. Jac. Philippi Tomasini de Tesseris Hospitalitatis Liber. In quo jus hospitii. apud veteres. expenditur. representing the Lord's Supper; calf

Tree and Serpent Worship:

446 DEANE (Rev. J. B.). The Worship of the Serpent traced throughout the world. Second Edition, enlarged. 8vo. with plates; cloth, or hf.

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calf 447 the same, 8vo. Canon Jackson's copy, with notes and numerous cuttings inserted; cloth 1833 448 FERGUSSON (J.). Tree and Serpent Worship: or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the first and fourth Centuries after Christ from the Sculptures of the Buddhist Topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Impl. 4to., with 99 photographs and plates and 21 woodcuts; hf. red morocco, gilt top, uncut



Tree and Serpent Worship. SECOND EDITION. Impl. 4to., with 100 photographs and plates, and 31 woodcuts; hf. red morocco, gilt top. 1873

uncut 450 SQUIER (E. G.). The Serpent Symbol, and the worship of the reciprocal principles of Nature in America. 8vo. green morocco New York, 1851 Although the treatise is specially of American interest, it deals with Phallic matters in all parts of the world.


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451 SYDENHAM (John). Dissertation on the Ancient Colossal Figure at Cerne, Dorsetshire . . with observations on the Worship of the Serpent and the Sun. 8vo. cloth

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452 WAKE (C. Staniland). Serpent-Worship, and other essays, with a chapter on Totemism. 8vo. cloth 1888

33 UNIVERSAL MUSEUM (The), or Gentleman's and Ladies Polite Magazine. For 1762. Vol. I. 8vo., with maps, plates and portraits; calf gilt 1762 Includes an article on the Cock Lane Ghost, with a plate. From Arthur Young's library.

54 Ursula (St.) CROMBACH. Vita et Martyrium S. Vrsvlæ et sociarum undecim millium Virginum. . Auctore Hermanno Crombach . . 2 vols. in 1, folio, the titles engraved, and with maps; good copy in old oak boards covered with stamped calf, rebacked, from the Jesuits' College at Aix-la-Chapelle Coloniæ, 1647 55 VANINI. Amphitheatrvm Eternæ Providentia divino-magicum, christianophysicum, nec non astrologo-catholicvm. Aduersus veteres Philosophos, Atheos, Epicureos, Peripateticos, & Stoicos. Autore Ivlii. Cæsare Vanino.. Lugduni . . . M.DC.XV. 12mo. red morocco gilt

Lyons, 1615 56 [VAUGHAN (Thomas)] Magia Adamica: or The Antiquitie of Magie, and The Descent thereof from Adam. proved . . . and. Discoverie of the true Coelum Terræ . . . and first Matter of all Things. By Eugenius Philalethes-The Man-Mouse Taken in a Trap, and tortur'd to death for gnawing the Margins of Eugenius Phitalethes. In 1 vol., 16mo., sheep 1650 57 Vico. Œuvres choisies de Vico, contenant ses Mémoires, la Science Nouvelle, les Opuscules, Lettres, etc., précédées d'une introduction sur sa vie et ses ouvrages. 2 vols. 8vo., calf gilt Paris, 1835 57*VINSON (Jules). Les Religions actuelles. 8vo. 658 pp.; sd. Paris, 1888 58 VISHNU PURANA (The); a System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition, translated from the Sanscrit and illustrated by notes from other Puranas by H. H. WILSON. 4to. cloth

59 VOLNEY. The Ruins: a survey of the Revolutions of Empires. with front. and 2 plates; calf

Including a survey of the origin and various forms of worship.

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60 Voss. Gerardi Ioannis Vossii de Theologia Gentili et Physiologia Christiana; sive de origine et progressv Idololatriæ . . . liber I et II. In 1 vol., thick sm. 4to. a little cropped; old calf

Amst. 1642


1 VOYAGE (Le) de M. de Cléville, A Londres, M.DCC.L-Le Roman Cabalistique, Amsterdam, M.DCC... 1 vol., 12mo., calf

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De Secretis libri xvii. Ex variis authoribus collecti.
Ioan. Iacobvm VVeckervm . . . thick 12mo. vellum

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53 WEGNER (Georg Wilhelm). Schau-Platz vieler ungereimten Meynungen
und Erzehlungen Von den Gestirn . . . Von den Geistern
(etc.). 2 vols., thick 12mo., calf
Berlin, 1736
4 WHITE (John). A Rich Cabinet, with Variety of Inventions . . . Receits
and Conceits of severall Natures . . . variety of Recreative Fire-works
... Collected by J. W., 18mo. with woodcuts; calf

1653 65 WIDMANN (Georg Rudolph). Das ärgeliche Leben und schreckliche Ende dess ... Erz-Schwarzkunstlers D. Johannis FAUSTI . . . vermehret Durch Joh. Nicolaum Pfitzerum . . . (etc.) thick 12mo., vellum

Nürnberg, 1674

With the autograph of G. W. Dasent, the Scandinavian scholar, on the flyleaf.

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Witchcraft-including rare books from the library of Henry Cunliffe, Esq. 466 ADAMS (Davenport). Witch, Warlock, and Magician: historical sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland. 8vo., viii and 428 pp. (pub. at 12s), cloth 1889

A most interesting book, showing how firmly and how long the belief in Witches, Witchcraft, Wizards, and Magicians was engrafted in the English mind, even amongst the Members of the Royal Society.

467 BEAUMONT (John). Treatise of Spirits, Apparitions, Witchcrafts... the power of Witches. . . clearly asserted... 8vo., with front. (mounted);


1705 468 BIZOUARD (Joseph). Des Rapports de l'Homme avec le Démon; essai historique et philosophique. 6 vols.

1863-64 (1875 ?)

Histoire de la Diablerie Chrétienne, I: Le Diable
together 7 vols., 8vo., uniformly half bound in blue morocco, top
edges gilt, uncut

469 BLOW (A) at Modern Sadducism In some Philosophical Considerations
about Witchcraft. To which is added, The Relation of the Fam'd
Disturbance by the Drummer, In the House of Mr. John Mompesson:
With some reflections on Drollery, and Atheisme. By a Member of
the Royal Society. 12mo., calf

1688 470 BODIN. Demonomania de gli Stregoni, cioè Fvrori, et Malie de' Demoni, col mezo de gl' hvomini . . . di Gio. Bodino. Tradotta dal Kr Hercole Cato... Venetia c15.15.XCII. Presso Aldo. Sm. 4to. vellum

Venice, 1592 471 BOGET. Discovrs des Sorciers, avec six advis en faict de Sorcelerie. Et vne instrvction povr vn Juge en semblable matiere: Par Henry Bogvet... troisieme edition. A Lyon. . . M.DCX. 12mo. vellum 1610

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472 BROGNOLUS. Alexicacon hoc est opvs de Maleficiis ac Morbis Maleficis de eorum Cognitione, Curatione. avctore R. P. F. Candido Brognolo Bergomense. . 2 vols. in 1, folio, with fine front. and other engravings, a few corners stained; in the original calf, very rare

Venetiis. . 1668 473 COTTA. The Trial of Witch-craft, shewing the trve and right methode of the Discouery: with a Confutation of erroneous wayes. By John Cotta, Doctor in Physicke. Sm. 4to. FIRST EDITION, fine copy, original old gilt vellum


1616 another copy, sm. 4to. part of title supplied in MS., and the margin of last leaf mended; calf

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474 DAVENPORT (John) THE WITCHES OF HVNTINGDON. Their Examinations and Confessions. . London, Printed by W. Wilson, for Richard Clutterbuck. 1646. Small 4to. sd.


The author's name is signed at the foot of the dedication, addressed to the Justices of Peace for Huntington. With the signature of Jam. Calth. (James Calthrop or Calthorpe) on the title.

COLLATION: 10 leaves with signatures A, B, in fours, C 2 leaves.

475 GIFFORD. A Discourse of the subtill Practises of Deuilles by
VVitches and Sorcerers. By which men are and have been greatly
deluded... By G. Gyfford... London for Toby Cooke. 1587.
Sm. 4to. black letter, title within a woodcut border; fine and perfect
copy in green morocco extra, gilt edges, by Riviere; VERY RARE
A, two leaves; and B-I, in fours.

"George Gyfford was a noted preacher and puritan of his time. He lived at
Maldon in Essex, and was thus placed in the very midst of a district which has always
been famous in the history of Witchcraft."-MS. note.

476 GIFFARD. A Dialogve concerning VVitches and Witchcrafts. In which is layed open how craftily the Diuell deceiueth not onely the VVitches, but many other . . . By George Giffard . . . Sm. 4to. black letter, vellum 1603


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477 GILPIN. Dæmonologia Sacra. Or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations.
In Three Parts. By Richard Gilpin. In 1 vol., thick sm. 4to. old
478 GLANVILL (Joseph). Saducismus Triumphatus: or full and plain
evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions, with a Letter of Dr.
Henry More. 2 parts in 1 vol. sm. 8vo. with two frontispieces;

another copy, fine and large, in old calf gilt



479 GODELMANNUS. Tractavs de Magis, Veneficis et Lamiis, deqve his recte.
cognoscendis et pvniendis. . à Ioanne Georgio Godelmanno. Sm.
4to. vellum
Francof. 1591
481 [HOLLAND (Henry)] A Treatise against VVitchcraft: or A Dialogue,
wherein the greatest doubts concerning that sinne, are briefly answered:
a Sathanicall operation in the Witchcraft of all times is truly prooued
... Cambridge Printed by John Legatt... 1590
Sm. 4to., red morocco extra, by Riviere

A to L in fours. The author's name appears at the end of the dedication.
482 HUTCHINSON (Francis). Historical Essay concerning Witchcraft. 8vo.

483 JAMES I. Daemonologie, in forme of a Dialogue, Diuided into three Bookes. Edinburgh Printed by Robert Walde-grane 1597. Sm. 4to. FIRST EDITION, fine and perfect copy in original boards, leather back, gilt edges

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EXCESSIVELY RARE. This copy has an engraved bookplate of "R. H. Alexan.
Bennet," about 1750.
484 LANCRE (Pierre de). Tableau de l'Inconstance des Mauvais Anges et
Demons, ou il est amplement traité des Sorciers et de la Sorcelerie.
Sm. 4to. fine copy in the original gilt vellum
Paris, 1612

485 MALLEVS MALEFICARVM ex variis avctoribvs concinnatus

3 vols. [the third entitled Dæmonomastix sive universi operis adversus dæmones. . . tomvs tertivs] in 2, 12mo., vellum Lugduni, 1614-21 486 MASON. The Anatomie of Sorcerie. VVherein the wicked impietie of Charmers, Inchanters and such like, is discouered and confuted. By Iames Mason, Master of Artes. Sm. 4to., fine copy in red morocco extra, gilt edges, by Riviere


487 MICHAËLIS (Sebastian). The admirable historie of the possession
and conversion of a Penitent woman. Sedvced by a magician that
made her to become a witch . . . in the Country of Prouince who
was brought to S. Baume to be exorcised in . . . 1610 . . . by.
Sebastian Michaëlis . . wherevnto is annexed at Pnevmology, or
discourse of Spirits made by the said Father Michaelis . . . Trans-
lated into English by W. B. London . for William Aspley. 1613
2 parts in 1 vol., sm. 4to., fine copy in bright calf gilt

487 another copy, sm. 4to., the title-page defective; calf 1613
488 PERREAUD. Demonologie ov traitte des Demons et Sorciers . . . Par
Fr. Perreavd. Ensemble . . . histoire veritable de ce qu'un Demon a
fait & dit . . . en la maison dudit Sr. Perreaud . . . 12mo. bds.

Geneve, 1653 489 ROBERTS. A Treatise of Witchcraft. . . discouering the wickednesse of that damnable Art . . . With a true Narration of the Witchcrafts which Mary Smith did practise Of her contract vocally made between the Deuill and her . . . of her death and execution . . . By Alexander Roberts . . . Preacher . . . at Kings-Linne . . . Sm. 4to. four preliminary leaves and eighty pages; some headlines cropped; bds. RARE


490 ST. ANDRÉ. Lettres de Mr. de St. André, Conseilleur-Medicin ordinaire
du Roy
au sujet de la Magie, des Malefices et des Sorciers. 12mo.


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