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1535 Edition of the Malleus Maleficarum For Sale

An extremely rare edition of the Malleus Maleficarum is for sale on eBay. It is currently the only edition from the 16th century for sale, and can be had for a mere $20,000.

1535 Edition of the Malleus Maleficarum For Sale
1535 Edition of the Malleus Maleficarum For Sale

An extremely rare edition of the Malleus Maleficarum is for sale on eBay. It is currently the only edition from the 16th century for sale, and can be had for a mere $20,000.

The full English title of the edition is; “The Hammer of Witches which destroyeth witches and their heresy as with a two-edged sword”, with the binder annotated “Malleus Maleficarum 1535”. The title page has the woodcut printers mark of Jehan Petit, Paris, 16th century. Although the binding contains a dating of , the seller believes that the book can be dated to the early 1520’s.

This title is extremely rare and only appears potentially once in Worldcat in the US, although no picture is available on Worldcat.

Condition: Well worn, browning, some notations including page numbers, some worm holes particularly to back fly. Some contemporary notations on some pages. Handwritten page numbers until page 256.

Measurements: 13.5cm x 9cm x 3.5cm

 

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