More wonders of the invisible world: or, The wonders of the invisible world, display'd in five parts. Part 1. An account of the sufferings of Margaret Rule, written by the Reverend Mr. C.M. P. II Several letters to the author, &c. And his reply relating to witchcraft. P. III. The differences between the inhabitants of Salem Village, and Mr. Parris their Minister, in New-England. P. IV. Letters of a gentleman uninterested. Endeavouring to prove the received opinions about witchcraft to be orthodox. With short essays to their answers. P. V. A short historical accout of matters of fact in that affair. To which is added, A postscript relating to a book intitled, The life of Sir William Phips.

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Author / Creator:Calef, Robert, 1648-1719.
Imprint:London, Printed for N. Hillar and J. Collyer, 1700.
Description:[11] 156 p. 18 cm.
Subject:Mather, Cotton, -- 1663-1728. -- Wonders of the invisible world.
Mather, Cotton, -- 1663-1728. -- Pietas in patriam.
Phips, William, -- Sir, -- 1651-1695.
Rule, Margaret. -- active 1692
Parris, Samuel, -- 1653-1720.
Witchcraft -- New England.
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Other title:The wonders of the invisible world.
Notes:The "C.M." of pt. 1 is Cotton Mather, who is also the author of the anonymous life of Sir William Phips reviewed in the postscript.
Pages 49-56 are misnumbered 89-96.
"Nothing appears in the book to show whether the author superintended the printing of it, or otherwise. He may have resided in London at the time of its publication, although there are some considerations that seem to lead to the conclusion that it may have passed through the press without his supervision"--S.G. Drake, pref. to ed. of 1866.
"It is thought by some that it was published in England on account of the unwillingness of the publishers in Boston to incur the wrath of the Mathers. But this is doubtful, as it was a common thing for authors to send over their manuscripts to England to be published."--S.P. Fowler, pref. to ed. of 1861.
"A collection of wild phenomena, calculated to win the admiration of the most incredulous, which he proceeded ruthlessly to discredit by a remarkable array of rebutting testimony and ingenious reasoning. It was directed with sharp satire against the belief in witchcraft, and especially against the credit and standing of the eminent men who had been deluded by it. Dr. Increase Mather, then president of Harvard college, paid it the unmerited honor of burning it in the college yard."--Mem. hist. of Boston, v. 2, p. 421. (cf. ibid., v. 1, p. 165-172, and North Amer. rev., 1816, v. 3, p. 316-319).
Calef's book was answered by Obadiah Gill and six other members of the Second Church of Boston in "Some few remarks upon a scandalous one Robert Calef..." Boston, 1701.
Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms [n.d.] 1 reel. 35 mm. (American culture series, Reel 8.95)
Other form:Original

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