A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell. John Darrell.
A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell
A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell
A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell
A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell

A Detection of that Sinnful, Shameful, Lying and Ridiculous Discours of Samuel Harshnet, entituled: A Discoverie of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrell

London: Imprinted, c. 1600. Edition: First edition. , Binding: Full recent calf with blind tooled rulings. Spine in six compartments of raised bands with gilt title on 2. Top side gilted. Marbled free and pasted end papers., Notes: Darrell (1562-1602) was one of England’s most famous exorcists. His career was highly controversial at the time; one of his first exorcism clients admitted fakery was involved, and his continued practice drew criticism from prominent members of society. This work is part of a pamphlet war that raged between Darrell and one of his chief accusers, Samuel Harshnett, who would become the Archbishop of York. In 1599 Darrell was questioned at Lambeth Palace, pronounced an imposter, defrocked, and given a year in jail. The remainder of his life was passed in obscurity, with copies of his book being burned, making this a very rare volume. , Size: 8vo (182x125mm)., Provenance: Ex Libris Isabel Somerset Reigate Priory Lady Henry Somerset (nee Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks; 1851-1921) was a British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women’s rights. She was maternally a niece of photographer Julia Margaret, Pages: P. Title, Blank, To the Reader (1-8), 3-208, lacking only the leaf of Advertisment at the end. , Category: Book Occult; Book Europe United Kingdom;. Title and first leaves extended; otherwise a very good copy. Text is predominantly clean. Item #B4923

Edition: First edition. , Binding: Full recent calf with blind tooled rulings. Spine in six compartments of raised bands with gilt title on 2. Top side gilted. Marbled free and pasted end papers., Notes: Darrell (1562-1602) was one of England’s most famous exorcists. His career was highly controversial at the time; one of his first exorcism clients admitted fakery was involved, and his continued practice drew criticism from prominent members of society. This work is part of a pamphlet war that raged between Darrell and one of his chief accusers, Samuel Harshnett, who would become the Archbishop of York. In 1599 Darrell was questioned at Lambeth Palace, pronounced an imposter, defrocked, and given a year in jail. The remainder of his life was passed in obscurity, with copies of his book being burned, making this a very rare volume. , Size: 8vo (182x125mm)., Provenance: Ex Libris Isabel Somerset Reigate Priory Lady Henry Somerset (nee Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks; 1851-1921) was a British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women’s rights. She was maternally a niece of photographer Julia Margaret, Pages: P. Title, Blank, To the Reader (1-8), 3-208, lacking only the leaf of Advertisment at the end. , Category: Book Occult; Book Europe United Kingdom;.

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