Antwerp: Arnould Coninx, 1586. Text in French. Printer's device on title and with some other decorative pieces and initials. 8vo, [xxxii], 439 pages. Contemporary vellum with envelope edges; faded manuscript title on spine. Anvers: Chez Arnould Coninx, 1586. A near fine copy. Several contemporary ink signatures on endpaper and head of title, otherwise a very clean solid copy of this scarce book -- OCLC lists only 3 copies of this edition. Originally printed in 1580; a Refutation of Jean Wier's...
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Paris: Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. 52 pages. Tall slim 8vo, cloth-backed marbled boards; spine well-worn. Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. First Edition. Although Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not invent the guillotine, he advocated its use as a painless method of execution as opposed to burning alive, quartering, etc.