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October 23, 2003

Bargain of the Day: rare occult book collection

by Feòrag

A huge collection of occult books goes under the hammer at Sotheby's next month. The collection bolonged to artist Robert Lenkiewicz and includes many rarities such as a first edition Malleus Maleficarum.

It includes a 17th century spotter's guide to witches and demons, by Joseph Glanvill. His Saducismus Triumphatus was a desperate attempt to convince sceptics that ghosts and demons were all too real, and included the first-hand evidence of one Elizabeth Styles that the devil had appeared to her in the shape of a handsome Man and after of a black Dog. Then he promised her money, and that she should live gallantly, and have the pleasure of the world for 12 years, if she would with her blood sign his paper ...

Sotheby's to sell rare occult book collection - The Guardian, 23rd October 2003; witchcraft and the occult: selected books from the collection of the late robert lenkiewicz - sale catalogue on Sotheby's web site.

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