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A treatise of witchcraft. VVherein sundry propositions are laid downe, plainely discouering the wickednesse of that damnable art, with diuerse other speciall points annexed, not impertinent to the same, such as ought diligently of euery Christian to be considered. With a true narration of the witchcrafts which Mary Smith, wife of Henry Smith glouer, did practise: of her contract vocally made between the Deuill and her, in solemne termes, by whose meanes she hurt sundry persons whom she enuied: which is confirmed by her owne confession, and also from the publique records of the examination of diuerse vpon their oathes: and lastly, of her death and execution, for the same; which was on the twelfth day of Ianuarie last past. By Alexander Roberts B.D. and preacher of Gods Word at Kings-Linne in Norffolke.

  • Author

    Roberts, Alexander, d. 1620.,

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  • Publisher

    London : Printed by N[icholas] O[kes] for Samuel Man, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the Ball, 1616.

  • Subject

    Witchcraft Early works to 1800

    Smith, Mary, d. 1616.

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  • Class

    SR - 90.12/

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  • Physical description

    [8], 80 p. ; 4°.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Printer's name from STC. Signatures: A-L4. Stationer's Register: Entered 3 June [1616] K3-4 mutilated, not affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 21075 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1968. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1152:5). Ownership and custodial history: From the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps; purchased at Sotheby's sale, 25 November 1974, lot 3124 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: 19thC[?] half-morocco UK-SuSCL