A MIRROR FOR WITCHES; Esther FORBES 1st/1st 1928 SALEM WITCH TRIALS, Illustrated
A MIRROR FOR WITCHES: IN WHICH IS REFLECTED THE LIFE, MACHINATIONS AND DEATH OF FAMOUS DOLL BILBY WHO WITH A MORE THAN FEMININE PERVERSITY PREFERRED A DEMON TO A MORTAL LOVER: HERE IS ALSO TOLD HOW AND WHY A RIGHTEOUS AND MOST AWFUL JUDGMENT BEFEL HER, DESTROYING BOTH CORPOREAL BODY AND IMMORTAL SOUL — by Esther Forbes — With Woodcut Engravings by Robert Gibbings — 1st Edition / 1st Printing (U.S.), 1928 — Salem Witches Salem Witch Trials Witchcraft Occult
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York (1928)
First US edition from 1928. Lovely decorated batik boards; 215 pages and illustrated with beautiful occult woodcut engravings by Robert Gibbings. Overall in very good condition: the boards and binding are solid and tight, with light shelf wear; ex libris bookplate on interior front board; the pages are crisp and clean, with no interior markings. "A Mirror for Witches" reflects the life, machinations and death of the famous Doll Bilby, who, with a more than feminine perversity, preferred a demon to a mortal lover. Here is also told how and why a righteous and most awful judgment befell her, destroying both corporeal body and immortal soul."