The Salem Witch Trials—Books from Fox Editing

The Wonders of the Invisible World
&
A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches

Cotton Mather, 1693
2015 Classic Reprint Edition
Edited & designed by Katie Fox, published by Fox Editing

WONDERSOriginally published in Boston in 1693 following the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, this book contains reprints of both “Wonders of the Invisible World” and “A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches,” historically significant works by father-and-son Puritan ministers Increase and Cotton Mather. While both books served as cautionary tales, the younger author warned against what he believed to be the very real dangers of the devil and witchcraft in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, while his father’s essays are a condemnation of witchcraft hysteria and the use of “spectral evidence” in courts of law. This edition also includes woodcuts and engravings from several early American and European books on witchcraft.

Available at Lulu,
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More Wonders of the Invisible World;
or, The Wonders of the Invisible World Display’d in Five Parts

Robert Calef, 1700
2018 Classic Reprint Edition
Edited & designed by Katie Fox, published by Fox Editing

This publication burst like a bomb-shell upon all who had been concerned in promoting the witchcraft prosecutions. Cotton Mather was exasperated to the highest pitch. product_thumbnail-1
—Charles W. Upham, Salem Witchcraft Vol II, 1869

Originally published in 1700 and rarely found in print, Robert Calef’s “More Wonders of the Invisible World” provides a more readable and empathetic view of the events of 1692 Salem than the better-known Increase & Cotton Mather book from which its title is adapted.

This unabridged edition has been newly typeset and edited, retaining some of the look and feel of the 1700 original while also prioritizing legibility for the modern reader. Text based primarily on the Salem 1823 edition. Includes footnotes by editor S.P. Fowler and header illustrations from the Salem 1860 edition.

Calef’s work collects his correspondence with Cotton Mather and other interested parties in debate over the then-recent Salem witch trials. It also discusses the misgivings of some parishoners of Salem Village regarding their minister, Mr. Parris, and contains transcriptions of some Salem Witch Trial documents and testimony.

Available at Amazon and Lulu,
and at Etsy & The Supernatural Fox Sisters store as part of the Witchfinder Pack.
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