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Wier, Johannes. De praestigiis daemonum, et incantationibus ac veneficiis libri V.

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Wier, Johannes. De praestigiis daemonum, et incantationibus ac veneficiis libri V.

 

De praestigiis daemonum, et incantationibus ac veneficiis libri V. recogniti, & ualde aucti. Authore Ioanne Vviero Graviano, illustrißimi ducis Cliuiae, Iuliae, &c. medico. Praeter locupletem accessionis cumulum, ut lectoris memoriæ consuleretur, in capita quoque iam sectus est quilibet liber: cuius argumentum in praefatione comperies. Acceßit index amplißimus. With woodcut initials. Basel, Oporin, 1564.

Parchment of the time, stained and somewhat wavy. Author and titel are written on the spine with ink. Previous owner’s insciption.

 

„Prestige is a terribly troublesome thing. Something that is difficult to carry and that is easy to get fed up with.”  ( Bismarck)

 

Wier (Weyer or Weier), “the founder of medical psychiatry” (Garrison-M. 4916) was one of “the most outstanding doctors of his time. His greatest merit lies in the clarity and courage in which he systematically first undertook the fight against the witch trials”

(ADB XLII, 266). – “His major achievement was ‘De praestigiis daemonum’, which was first published in 1562. Strongly objecting to superstition and the random criteria of the witchhunters of the time, it is a work against the witchcraft trials and their gruesome outcome, which was haunting Germany and which Weier fought with all the weapons of Science” (Robbins, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, NY 1972). –

 

pp. 565

17,5 x 12 cm