FAIRFAX DAEMONOLOGIA: A DISCOURSE ON WITCHCRAFT - 1st Reprint 1971 - WITCH TRIAL
FAIRFAX DAEMONOLOGIA: A DISCOURSE ON WITCHCRAFT AS IT WAS ACTED IN THE FAMILY OF MR. EDWARD FAIRFAX, OF FUYSTON, IN THE COUNTY OF YORK IN THE YEAR 1621; ALONG WITH THE ONLY TWO ECLOGUES OF THE SAME AUTHOR KNOWN TO BE IN EXISTENCE.
Book Details + Condition: Barnes and Noble (New York). First Facsimile Reprint, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket. 189 pages, with Fairfax family tree to endpapers. Includes "a biographical introduction, and notes topographical & illustrative". By William Grainge. In the work, Edward Fairfax eloquently presents his misguided conviction that his neighbors attacked his children with witchcraft, killing his daughter Anne. The case was tried at court, and the defendants were acquitted. Fairfax's account circulated in manuscript, and was eventually published in the Bibliographical and Historical Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society in 1858. From the massive occult collection of King Lawrence Parker - academic, dissertation author, and book collector extraordinaire. A firm and clean copy, with Parker's bookplate and info to front endpapers; interior is otherwise clean and free of markings.