Published by The Folio Society, London, 1968. The book includes the title page with a decorative border printed in red, black and white pictorial headpieces. The covers are of black cloth, decorated in silver and red, which are in excellent condition. The book is encased within a mottled grey/black card slipcase.
Otherwise known as 'The Hammer of Witchcraft'. This version is translated by Montague Summers and edited with an introduction by Pennethorne Hughes.
This work was first published in the German city of Speyer in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer and Sprenger was added later in 1519. It endorses extermination of witches and for this purpose develops a detailed legal and theological theory. It has been described as the compendium of literature in demonology of the fifteenth century. The top theologians of the Inquisition at the Faculty of Cologne condemned the book as recommending unethical and illegal procedures, as well as being inconsistent with Catholic doctrines of demonology.
Malleus Maleficarum by Jacobus Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer
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