The Devil and Doctor Faustus. Containing the history of the wicked life and horrid death of Doctor John Faustus, and shewing how he sold himself to the Devil, to have power for twenty-four years to do what he pleased. Also, the strange things done by him and Mephostophiles [sic]. With an account how the Devil came to him at the end of twenty four years and tore him to pieces.

Montpelier: Printed by Carlos C. Darling, 1807. First edition thus. Original blue sugar-paper wrappers, stitched (likely later), 8 x 4.75 inches, 12 pages, untrimmed. Unopened. Final leaf torn at the lower edge, with separation through the text but no evident loss of text. Some edge-wear; some dust soiling and light scattered foxing; wrappers spine perished; a very good copy. Item #19008

A cheap edition of the Faust story, compressed for maximum thrills and with hints at the dark arts, etc., and perhaps worth considering as an original piece of American fiction (or pseudo-fiction). The type bite is of such depth as to be tactile. American Imprints 12432; McCorison, Vermont Imprints, 915.

Price: $750.00

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