Auction 356 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MYSTICISM - OCCULTISM -- BEKKER, B. De Betoverde Weereld, zynde een grondig ondersoek van 't gemeen gevoelen aangaande de geesten, deselver Aart en Vermogen, Bewind en Bedrijf: als ook 't gene de menschen door derselver kraght en gemeenschap doen. (With:) Naakte uitbeeldinge. Amst., D. v.d. Dalen, 1691-93. Tog. 5 parts in 1 vol. (8), 32; (20), 138, (2); (8), 262, (2); (8), 188, (2); (6), 277, (3) pp. W. large woodcut on p. 141 (pt. 4) & engr. portr. of Bekker ("Monothe-ist"). 4°. Cont. vellum. (Browned/foxed in places, 2 lvs. w. marg. annot. in an old hand).

Bekker, Balthasar (1634-1698), Dutch divine, pastor at Franeker and Amsterdam, was one of the most enlightened theologians in the Reformed Church in the 17th c. In this work he examined critically the phenomena ascribed to spiritual agency, and attacked the belief in sorcery and 'possession' by the devil, as contrary to the absolute sovereignty of God. The last two books provide a splendid demonstration of B.'s propositions, giving in detail various cases of witchcraft, etc. known to him. All the four books warranted by the author with his signature. - Thorndike VIII, 583; Van der Linde 16-21.

€ 320

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