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1694 Balthasar Bekker World Bewitched MAGIC Sorcery Existence of SATAN Occult

Balthasar Bekker was a 17th-century Dutch occultist who is best known for his philosophical works, especially those related to supernatural, demon-possession, and superstition. In his book ‘The World Bewitched’, Bekker attacks sorcerers and spell-casting magic, and he calls into question the reality of demon-possession. In fact, his beliefs were so contrary to those of the church, that he was noted as an atheist for questioning whether the devil even existed.

This copy is signed by Bathasar Bekker:

‘Bekker rejects the earlier edition and makes sure that buyers will recognize the authorized edition by his own signature at the end of the preface of each part, a practice he applied also to the French edition and to the parts published in 1693.” (Simoni)

Item number: #11501

Price: $550

BEKKER, Balthasar

Le Monde Enchanté : Ou Examen des communs sentimens touchant les Esprits, leur nature, leur pouvoir, leur administration, & leurs opérations. Et touchant les éfets que les hommes sont capables de produire par leur communication & leur vertu

A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Rotterdam, libraire sur le Vygendam. 1694.


Collation: Complete with all pages;

[68], 387, [5]


Armorial Emboss

Author’s Signature – B. Bekker

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~5.5in X 3in (14cm x 8cm)

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1694 Balthasar Bekker World Bewitched MAGIC Sorcery

Estimate $550 - $1,200Jul 05, 2020
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