Pantianos Classics, 2019. Revised and updated from 1948 edition. Softcover. Clean, tight, tall, 4to. Near Fine. Item #18717
This recent reprint of the Malleus is probably best known as a treatise on the whos, hows, and whys of witchcraft and demonology, as in "how to catch a witch and what to do with her/him". It was written by the Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer and first published in German in 1486. It has been described as the compendium of literature in demonology of the 15th century. The Malleus elevated sorcery to criminal heresy and recommended secular prosecution, even if the evidence and confessions were obtained by torture. The next step was the death penalty, the only certain remedy against the evils of witchcraft. It was translated in 1938 by Montague Sommers. (Wiki).