SALEM WITCH TRIAL - Puritan INCREASE MATHER Witchcraft Remarkable Providences 1890


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Increase Mather was an important Puritan minister who was a notorious figure during the Salem Witch Trials. He was controversially disliked by many for his adamant plea to defend the accused. He preached out against the executions as well as against witchcraft.

He also published a work entitled ‘Remarkable Providences’ (1684) in which he thoroughly describes the state of colonial life in Massachusetts before the Witch Trials from a Puritan perspective. He tells stories of the supernatural, instances of miracles, and prophetic signs. The most important portion of this book is the section devoted to witchcraft and demonology.



“It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.” 


Increase Mather Remarkable Providences illustrative of the earlier days of American colonization.

London edition: Reeves and Turner, 1890.  Size of the book is 7" x 4" 



ConditionCollation complete with all pages: [xx], 262 with hardcover binder that is tight and secure.  Very good condition throughout.

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