Witchcraft in England

PEAKE, Meryvn (illustrator). Christina HOLE (author). Witchcraft in England.

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PEAKE, Meryvn (illustrator). Christina HOLE (author). Witchcraft in England. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons. 1947.

Large 8vo. Publisher's navy blue cloth lettered in cream to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], [5]-67 + [i], including index; with full-page monochrome plates and line-drawings throughout, in profusion, all by Peake; externally and internally very good and clean with a neat ownership name to front pastedown, protected by a pleasing example of the unclipped dustwrapper ($3.00) with overall dusting and rubbing to joints, chipping to spine ends with small losses to head to a maximum depth of 25mm, light staining to spine (visible on reverse), nicking to corners, and a closed tear to front flap fold at top edge (35mm).
First US edition, published 2 years after the English edition, issued by Batsford. An readable survey of Witchcraft in England from the earliest times.