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Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Half bound polished maroon calf leather to spine and marbled paper boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, speckled page edges and marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor fading and rubbing to spine, some minor rubbing to corners and edges of boards. Endpapers clean. No penned inscriptions. Some tanning to pages throughout, but pages all clean and tight. Else a very good clean and tight copy. 286pp. “A Witch in the 18th Century.” Marie-Anne de La Ville (1680–1725), was a French fortune teller and occultist. La Ville managed a successful business with clients from powerful parts of society. She performed various alleged magical acts for money, and her business has been compared to that of La Voisin, whose net of occultists was dissolved in 1679. Among her clients were Madame de Grancey, an acquaintance of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and the marquis de Feuquieres, previously the client of La Voisin, who reportedly hired her to summon a demon by the name of Prince Babel. La Ville was arrested in a great raid against the occultists of Paris in October 1702. This raid had been made after general lieutenant Marc-René de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson (1652–1721), had warned that the religion in the capital was endangered because of a growing professional class of occultists. Professional occultism and fortune telling had in fact been banned since the famous Poison Affair of 1679-82. Already in 1696, six years before, a professional female fortune teller had been arrested for black magic, although the case was never brought to trial since it was discovered that the Duke of Chartres and the marquis de Feuquieres were among her clients
Title: Une Sorcière au XVIIIe Siecle, Marie-Anne De La Ville 1680-1725. Avec une preface de Pierre De Segur.
Categories: Occult / Theosopy / etc.,
Publisher: Paris, Hachette et Cie., 1902:
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