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Responsum Juris, In Ardua Et Gravi Quadam Causa, Concernente. Theodor von Reinkingk.
Responsum Juris, In Ardua Et Gravi Quadam Causa, Concernente...

Responsum Juris, In Ardua Et Gravi Quadam Causa, Concernente...

Contemporary Legal Commentary on a Witchcraft Trial in Marburg [Reinkingk, Theodor von]. Responsum Juris, In Ardua Et Gravi Quadam Causa, Concernente Processum Quendam, Contra Sagam, Nulliter Institutum, & Inde Exortam Diffamationem. Ubi Quaestiones Quaedam, De Nocturnis Sagarum Conventiculis, Saltationibus, Usurpatione Supellectilium Piorum in Illis, Transmutationibus Personarum in Alia Animalia, Confessionibus, Assertionibus & Denuntiationibus, Exacte Examinantur, & Requisita Totius Processus Criminalis Proponuntur, Annexis Aliis Quibusdam, Ad Praesentem Facti Speciem, Pertinentibus Quaestionibus, Solide Enucleatis. Impertitum Giessae a JCto Quodam in Anno 1621. Marburg: Typis & Sumptubus Nicolai Hampelii, 1630. [xx], 138 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter vellum over marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, binding slightly cocked. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to fore-edge of text block, minor worming and early owner signatures to title page, tiny piece neatly removed from bottom corner. $1,500. * Third edition. First published in 1621, this work is an anonymous legal commentary on a lawsuit brought by a noble family in Marpurg against a local cathedral chapter for accusing two upper-class women of practicing witchcraft and associating with witches. Reinkingk, though he believed in witchcraft, argued that the two women in question were innocent. This commentary went though at least 8 editions, the last in 1712. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1630 edition, 4 in North America, 1 in a law library (Northwestern). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:015734V.

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