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March 28, 2005

Malleus Daemonum

I am almost certain there is a Flea-reader out there just itching to pick up this first edition of the Malleus Daemonum for me. Once it arrives I can go smite some demons assuming, of course, I can figure out the appropriate demon-smiting outfit. Something pea-soup resistant, I think.

Alexander Albertinus, a Franciscan of the Observance of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1620 from Mantua, addressed to the Bishop of Verona this “Hammer of Demons; or Four Most Experimented “widely used” Exorcisms Collected from the Gospels; a different format than what is used in the Flagellum Daemonum of Girolamo Menghi. The text consists of alternating prayers with certain scriptural passages from the Gospels, litanies, and sections containing instructionary notes for the Priest performing the exorcism. There is also included in the text, an Italian translation of the fourth exorcism, giving somewhat of an overview of the actions being performed. This is a most rare work, and here available in its first edition with all text completely intact and in excellent condition considering age.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 28, 2005 09:42 AM

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I am almost certain there is a Flea-reader out there just itching to pick up this first edition of the Malleus Daemonum for... ME!

I have just the appropriate demon-smiting outfit: a pea-soup resistant cat-suit.

Posted by: Rue [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 28, 2005 02:30 PM

Dang! I don't know if I have anything that can compete with a pea-soup resistant catsuit. On the plus side my Blue Equinox arrived today...

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 28, 2005 05:03 PM

Hey, I resemble that remark! I do often wonder if I will end up in my agedness in some house in the country with my collection of occult books studying them. That is the fate of every Cthulhu-obsessed writer is it not?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2005 10:15 AM