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Demonic possession: Urbain Grandier and the Ursuline Nuns

3 vols  Privately printed Edinburgh 1887


The Devils



privately printed

3 vols, Edinburgh


Extremely rare 3 vol ‘large paper’ set in original parchment paper wraps. Fragile original parchment wraps have not survived in any other examples, this is a remarkable set of this rare work in its original presentation.

Privately published by Edmund Goldsmid in Edinburgh 1887 this is the first English treatment of the terrible case of Urbain Grandier and of possessions suffered by the Ursuline nuns at the convent of Loudun in 1634.

Three volumes original uncut pages in parchment wraps, pagination: vol 1: 43pp  vol 2: 48pp  vol 3: 48pp

Original owners 1897 inscription to inner page.


Very rare original first edition in original parchment wraps.