DEMONOLATRY - Nicolas Remy, 1970 - WITCHCRAFT WITCHES TRIALS SATAN OCCULT
Author: Nicolas Remy
Publisher: Barnes and Noble
Year: 1970 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 188 Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: 1970 facsimile edition of Nicolas Remy's DEMONOLATRY. Daemonolatreiae, first published in France in 1595, was the leading witchcraft guide of its time. In addition to defining the black arts and their practitioners — making it possible to “recognize” witches — it offered civil and religious authorities directives for persecution of the accused and punishment of the condemned. This book amplified and updated Malleus Maleficarum, the 1486 opus that established trial procedures for charges of heresy and witchcraft. Its author, Nicolas Remy, was a notorious magistrate who boasted of having personally condemned and burned hundreds of witches. Remy’s collection of notes, opinions, and court records features lurid details of satanic pacts and sexual perversity as well as the particulars of numerous trials. This volume is complemented by an introduction and notes by Montague Summers, a celebrated occult historian and expert on witchcraft and supernatural lore. Tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; some shelfwear to boards (old tears that have been glued and smudging to areas); library stamp and scuffs to inside front board & endpaper; text is clean and unmarked.