London: John Murray, 1832. First edition. Leather_bound. 24mo. (3 3/4" x 5 3/4"), three quarter navy calf and pebbled cloth. Paneled gilt-tooled spine with red label. All edges decorated with a speckled pattern, marbled endpapers. 351pp. Illustrated with line drawings and two "mechanical illustrations. These are illustrations with an overlay (figs 25 and 26; 27 and 28) wherein the author explains the motion of the features in portraits, like eyes following the viewer. Very light wear at the extremities. Very good +. Item #19355
A lovely and fascinating book, debunking the works of magicians and spiritualists. A reply to Sir Walter Scott's Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft of 1830.