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Published by Folio Society in London .
Written in English


  • Witchcraft -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Demonology -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Criminal law.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Jacobus Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer; translated [from the Latin] by Montague Summers.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsSprenger, Jakob, 1436 or 8-1495, joint author., Hughes, Pennethorne, ed.
LC ClassificationsBF1569 .A2I5 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p.
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5764355M
LC Control Number71350812

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