Final Notes on Witchcraft in Massachusetts: A Summary Vindication of the Laws and Liberties concerning attainders with corruption of blood, escheats, forfeitures for Crime, and Pardon of Offenders in reply to "Reasons," etc., of Hon. Abner C. Goodell, Jr. George Henry MOORE.

Final Notes on Witchcraft in Massachusetts: A Summary Vindication of the Laws and Liberties concerning attainders with corruption of blood, escheats, forfeitures for Crime, and Pardon of Offenders in reply to "Reasons," etc., of Hon. Abner C. Goodell, Jr.

New York NY: Privately Printed, 1885. First Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. 120pp. Original beige printed wrappers, appendix. A study by an authority on New England witch-trials, George Henry Moore (1823-1892). This particular study has as its focus a debate between Moore and another authority, Abner C. Goodell, as to whether or not an act supposedly passed in 1711, which would have reversed the attainders of several of those condemned for witchcraft in 1692 actually became a law, although of course it broadens considerably beyond that point. Original wrappers missing a largish chip at the head of the spine. Beautifully restored, and laid down. Wrappers a bit darkened and rubbed, edges chafed, corners lightly bumped and chafed. Page edges and endpapers browned, pages lightly toned & with a few creased corners and tiny tears at edges - but unmarked. Overall tight, clean better than VG copy of this. Item #64356

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