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1535 Edition of the Malleus Maleficarum For Sale

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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Rare 1582 Malleus Maleficarum – Frankfurt Printing

Malleus Maleficarum 1582 - 6A very rare 1582 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum is for sale on eBay. This volume was printed in Frankfurt, Germany and contains 704 pages plus an index. In this rare edition the Malleus Maleficarum was bundled with other works on the subject of witchcraft.

If you’re interested, the book is complete with an index at the end, but some pages are loose and need to be rebound. There are some little wormholes (as one might expect from a 431 year old book). It still has its original calf leather binding and inside marbled paper. 704 pages plus a 24 page index.

The “Buy It Now” price is $4,298.56 US.

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Other Bundled Works

  1. M.Bernhardi Basin Opusculum de artibus Magicis…
  2. Ulrici Molitoris Dialogum de Lamiis et Pythonicis mulieribus
  3. Hieronimo Mengi Flagellum Daemonum seu Exorcismi …
  4. D. Iohannis de Gerson Libellum de probatione Spirituum
  5. M.Thomae Murner Libellum de Pythonico contractu
  6. Foelicis Malleoli Tractatus duos Exorcismorum seu Adiurationum
  7. Bartholomaei de Spina Quaestionem de Strigibus seu Maleficis, item eiusdem Apologiam quadruplicem de Lamiis:contra Io. Franciscum Ponzinibium

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Malleus Maleficarum Folio Society

A nice 1969 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum by The Folio Society is for sale on eBay. Near fine condition. Housed in original slipcase. Full cloth fine binding with flames on both front and rear cover. Illustrated two color title page and many woodcuts of demons tricking people, witches, and other occult images. 10 x 6.5 inches with 221 pages.

If you’d like a hardbound edition of the Malleus Maleficarum as translated by Rev. Montague Summers, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better edition that this one.

$199.99

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Malleus Maleficarum, 1948 Hardback @ eBay

An original 1948 edition of Rev. Montague Summers’ translation of the Malleus Maleficarum has come up for sale on eBay. This is the edition which was transcribed and placed online here on the web site.

If you’re interested, you’ll be bidding on a used, hardcover edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, with an introduction and notes by Montague Summers, that was by The Pushkin Press in London, UK in 1948.

The rare item is in fair/good condition. Dust jacket is damaged – only the front part and part of spine remains. Binding inside front cover is tight. Pages are clean, with some foxing on edges.

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Malleus Maleficarum, 1951 Hardback Reprint @ eBay

1951 Edition of the Malleus MaleficarumAn interesting copy of the Malleus Maleficarum has come up for sale on eBay. It’s not a very rare edition, but it might of interest to collectors. According to the seller;

“The first edition was printed in 1928, and a 1948 edition was printed in two column format. This is a reprint of the 1948 edition. The dust jacket shows edge wear but it has kept the book beneath it in like new condition. 278 very clean and like new solidly bound pages. A brief description: ‘A study of witchcraft in Elizabethan and Stewart England, Renaissance France and Italy and the Catholic reaction to it.'”

“From the Scharper Estate.”

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Malleus Maleficarum – John Rodker, 1928 Edition For Sale @ eBay

A John Rodker 1928 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum is being sold on eBay for $224.99. If you have disposable income and would like to own a hardcopy version of the Malleus, or you would just like to look at some cool pictures of a fairly rare book, I encourage you to swing by eBay and take a look at it.

Seller description;

Fine condition! Bound in full leather with bright 22kt gilt ornamentation, clean cut. Comes with a separate pamphlet of notes from the Editor! This is from the Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library. Published originally by John Rodker, 1928. Measures 11.25″ x 7.25″.

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1928 Malleus Maleficarum On eBay

A 1928 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum has popped up on eBay again. This is the edition of the Malleus which was translated by Rev. Montague Summers, and which we have posted here on this web site in its entirety. This edition was published by John Rodker and was printed on Dutch paper.

According to the seller;

“I am proud to offer this stunning this copy of the Malleus Maleficarum, The mother of all witchcraft dilution books. This copy have been personally inspected and found to be free of markings or highlights. No old owners names or inscriptions. The binding is strong. Holding and reading this work is almost like a form of time travel. A rare gem that continues to speak to us.”

While not many of us are likely to fork out $500 for an edition of the Malleus Maleficaurm, there are additional photos on the eBay page which will provide a good look at an increasingly rare edition.

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1928 Edition Malleus Maleficarum On eBay

The first English translation of the 1489 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, which was translated by the Rev. Montague Summers, is being auctioned on eBay. This is the edition which we have replicated here on this web site. If you’re a book collector and have an interest in The Inquisition or the Occult, this is simply a must-have.

According to the owner, this edition was published by John Rodker of London in 1928. There were 1,275 numbered copies in this edition, this book being number 79. Red leatherette at the spine, gilt titling to spine, gilt decoration on front cover, 277 pages with no illustrations. Front hinge is cracked and there is a slight bowing of the boards. Rubbed boards. Tight binding. Rough uncut fore edge pages as called for.

None of us can afford original editions of the Malleus Maleficarum. They’re scattered about the world in museums and private collections. But here’s an opportunity to own at least the first English translation of the work. A more accurate translation has since been published by Dr. Christopher Mackay, but the Summers translation will always bear a historical significance.

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1520 Malleus Maleficarum on eBay

We’re not known for posting information about eBay sales, to say the least, but I thought this once I would mention that there is a 1520 Latin edition of the Malleus Maleficarum for sale on eBay. The book is the “Fifteenth edition, Third Cologne printing”, and is the only 16th century edition of the Malleus currently available for sale. WorldCat lists only 8 copies of this edition in U.S. libraries. Needless to say, a 1520 Malleus Maleficarum is exceedingly rare.

I thought I would mention this. Anyone who is interested in the Malleus Maleficarum would no doubt find this eBay sale intriguing. Especially given the number of excellent photographs that were posted. If you want to see what a 16th century edition of the Malleus Maleficarum looks like, this is a wonderful opportunity.

For my own part, I’m going to watch this auction. It will be most interesting to see who bids on this volume, what the winning bid will be, and who the winning bidder is. Hopefully it will fall into the hands of a museum that can properly take care of the work.