Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 780
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BEKKER, BALTHASAR. Die bezauberte Welt; oder, Eine gründliche Untersuchung des allgemeinen Aberglaubens, betreffend, die Arth und das Vermögen, Gewalt, und Wirckung des Satans und der bösen Geister über den Menschen. Engraved plate depicting the Oldenburg horn. 39, [1], 136 [i. e., 144]; 270, [2]; 179 [i. e., 197], [3]; 308, [4] pages. 4to, 218x168 mm, contemporary vellum boards, soiled; occasional light toning and minor marginal foxing of text, light soiling on title, plate browned, early owner's notes on front endpapers. Amsterdam: Daniel von Dahlen, 1693

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first edition in german of Bekker's controversial attack on belief in witchcraft and demonic possession, originally published in 1691-93 as De Betoverde Wereld. Norman 162.