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SCOTT, Walter

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“Having adopted our present ideas of the Devil as they are expressed by his nearest acquaintances, the witches!”

Walter Scott, Letters.

 

One of Walter Scott’s final works, this first edition encompasses everything of Scott’s interests – witchcraft and the supernatural. According to Todd & Bowden, Scott’s interest in witchcraft and demonology lead to other subjects including fairies, elves, ghosts, magicians, Scandinavian satyrs, and even astrology! Scholars have recognized these letters as one of the earliest attempts to deal with demonology from a scientific standpoint rather than simply spiritual or religious.

 

This first printing is exceedingly rare. This is the only edition of Walter Scott’s “Letters” to not be illustrated by Cruikshank, as the famous illustrations were printed in all subsequent issues.

 

Item number: #1469

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1830 1ed Walter Scott Letters on Demonology & Witchcraft WITCHES Devil Magic

 

“Having adopted our present ideas of the Devil as they are expressed by his nearest acquaintances, the witches!”

Walter Scott, Letters.

 

One of Walter Scott’s final works, this first edition encompasses everything of Scott’s interests – witchcraft and the supernatural. According to Todd & Bowden, Scott’s interest in witchcraft and demonology lead to other subjects including fairies, elves, ghosts, magicians, Scandinavian satyrs, and even astrology! Scholars have recognized these letters as one of the earliest attempts to deal with demonology from a scientific standpoint rather than simply spiritual or religious.

 

This first printing is exceedingly rare. This is the only edition of Walter Scott’s “Letters” to not be illustrated by Cruikshank, as the famous illustrations were printed in all subsequent issues.

 

Item number: #1469

Price: $399

 

SCOTT, Walter

 

Letters on demonology and witchcraft, addressed to J.G. Lockhart

 

London : John Murray, MDCCXXX. [1830]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [4], [ix], 402
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Note on edition:
    • All subsequent editions, following the first, contained illustrations by Cruikshank, published the same year.
    • Frontispiece engraving of Skene, by Lizars.
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

 

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1469

Category

Esoteric & Occult

Authors

SCOTT, Walter

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete