Auction 49v

Antique arms and armour, works of art, including 50 helmets of the famous AXEL GUTTMANN Collection

Auction on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 from 12:00

Completed | Standard auction
pos.no.: 222

A malleus maleficarum maleficas et earum heresim ut phramea potentissima co(n)terens (Witches Hammer)

Starting price 5.200 EUR
Result:
5.200 EUR

L. Martin and J. Marion, Lyon, dated 1519 A rare (no bibliographic documentation) edition of the notorious work on witches which first appeared in 1487. 216 pages with two printer's marks on the title page and end paper along with some woodcut initials. The title and flyleaf have several contemporary dedications and owner's notes. Some underlining. Lightly browned, upper corner with water stained edge. Somewhat spotted binding which, according to the analysis by the Forensic Medicine Institute at the Graf-Lodron-University of Salzburg, is made of human skin. Dimensions 14 x 9.5 cm.

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