FINAL NOTES ON WITCHCRAFT IN MASSACHUSETTS - 1st 1885 - SALEM WITCH TRIALS
FINAL NOTES ON WITCHCRAFT IN MASSACHUSETTS
Book Details + Condition: Published for the author (New York, NY). First Edition, 1885. Scarce. Softcover pamphlet bound in hard paper boards. 120 pages. Volume by American historical writer and librarian, and authority on New England's witch-trials, George Henry Moore (1823-1892) on the witchcraft trials in Massachusetts during the 17th century. Subtitled, "A summary vindication of the laws and liberties concerning attainders with corruption of blood, escheats, forfeitures for crime, and pardon of offenders, in reply to the 'Reasons,' Etc. of Hon. Abner C. Goodell, Jr". This particular study focuses on the debate between Moore and another authority, Abner C. Goodell, as to whether or not an Act that is said to have been passed in 1711 - which would have reversed the attainders of several of those condemned for witchcraft in 1692 - actually became a law. Corner of upper board cut off; library plate on inside front board, with perforated stamp to tile page and stamp to first page; paper is very delicate, and shows chipping and tears to first few pages (mainly first page / title page). Also appears to be repaired hole to bottom of first few pages.