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#426 - Sir Walter Scott

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Full page from the 1830 work Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
Description                           Estimate: $1,000+          

Handwritten manuscript fragment, unsigned, one page, 8 x 10, no date but circa 1830. A page from the draft for Scott’s Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, beginning with a passage about a story “given by Reginald Scot.” In part: “The narrative is edifying, as peculiarly illustrative of the mode of marring a curious tale in telling it, which was one of the virtues professed by Caius when he hired himself to King Lear. Reginald Scott seems to give some weight to the belief of those who thought that the spirits of famous men do after death take up some particular habitations near cities, towns & countries, and act as tutelary and guardian spirits to them.” In very good condition, with several professional repairs to total separations on reverse, uniform overall toning and some light wrinkling. Scott had been fascinated with demonology and witchcraft since childhood and over the years he tirelessly researched and read about the subjects. Surveying opinions respecting demonology and witchcraft from the Old Testament period to his own day, Scott’s Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft became an overwhelming commercial success. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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