MICHAELIS, Sébastien.

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MICHAELIS, Sébastien.
Admirable story of the possession and conversion of a penitent, seduced by a magician, making her a witch & princess of sorcerers in the land of Provence, led to the S. Balm to be exorcized there in the year M.DC.X in November. Paris, Charles Chastellan, 1613. In-8 (167 x 102 mm) of 16 ff.n.ch., 352 pp., 124 pp.; rooted basane, smooth back decorated (pastiche binding).
Caillet, 7505; Dorbon, 3073; Yve-Plessis, 1263 (bound with another title); Guaita, 717 (second edition of 1613, "a most curious and rare work of demonology").
Original edition.
"A curious work of witchcraft recounting how in the city of Marseille a priest named Louys
Gaufridy, a magician for fourteen years, sold his soul and his works to the Devil in exchange for the gift of being followed by all women..." (Caillet).
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IDEM. Discourse of the spirits as necessary, to hear & solve the difficult matter of the sorcerers. Paris, Charles Chastellain, 1612. 196 pp., 15 ff.n.ch. including the errata sheet).
Caillet, 7507; Dorbon, 3072.
Original edition, rare with the errata sheet that does not appear in the digitized copy on Gallica. A few spots, errata leaflet, put on tab hiding some letters.
Origin: ex-libris Henri Durville.
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