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A transcript by an ignorant person of a 16th century book on witchcraft, Written late in the 17th century

MS. Ballard 66

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A transcript by an ignorant person of a 16th century book on witchcraft, containing methods of conjuring up familiar spirits to do the will of the magician: the first, 'A godly way to have a familor Sperit which will tell you all wayes your deSire ...', was 'proued now of late in Cambridg in the yeere 1557.' At p. 86 rev. are accounts of particular familiar spirits.


  • Written late in the 17th century


90 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Ballard 66

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. III, no. 10852

Physical Facet

On paper


6 1/4 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom