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The Discoverie of Witchcraft (original 1584; edition 1989)

by Reginald Scot

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Title:The Discoverie of Witchcraft
Authors:Reginald Scot
Info:Dover Publications (1989), Paperback, 283 pages
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Being also for modern readers, and for use, the of the original has become, where necessary, the jof the second edition; the uand vhave been altered according to modern usage, that is, generally interchanged; while the shorts replaces theyl Such modernisations render it more readable by the historical and philosophical student, by the man of science, and by the psychological physician, willing to learn all that may instruct himself and benefit others. Neither would this reprint have been undertaken, unless the work itself had appeared to my friend and fellow-student, W.T. Gairdner, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Medicine in the University of Glagow, and led by him to myself and others, worthy on the above-mentioned grounds, of being reproduced, and as being both in matter and style a valuable English classic. While, however, it is not a facsimile, yet, excepting such variations as are above noticed, and allowing for the few and trifling errors from which no copy can expect to be free, not even a photographic one, as experts in these matters well know, this will, I believe, be found a correct reprint. Every proof has been thrice, and sometimes oftener, read over with the original by myself, and these efforts have been well supplemented by the intelligence and care of its printers. Even the word-errors of the original, where not in its list of errata, have been retained, though the true or conjectural readings have been given in the margin, or in two or three instances in the Notings at the end.
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Remarkable 16th-century classic attempted to disprove existence of witches. Rich full account of charges against witches, witch trials, practice of the black arts. Excerpts from Inquisition, interviews with convicted witches, discussions of alchemy, astrology, much more. Indispensable primary source on witchcraft. Introduction by Montague Summers. 17 illustrations.

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