Ady, Thomas | Debunking witchcraft redux
A Perfect Discovery of Witches ... London: Printed for R[obert]. I[bbitson]. to bee sold by H. Brome, 1661
4to (187 x 136 mm). Woodcut headpiece and initials, printer's ornaments, errata on A4; lacks A1 (blank), top margin of quire B dust-soiled, some light browning. Later calf; sympathetically rebacked, lower board scraped.
A reissue of A Candle in the Dark, with a new title-page (see previous lot).
Exemplars, p. 80; ESTC R19148; Toole Stott 8; Wing A676
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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