Item #324358 The Surey Demoniack: or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings, In and about the Body of Richard Dugdale of Surey … in Lancashire. Occult.
The Surey Demoniack: or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings, In and about the Body of Richard Dugdale of Surey … in Lancashire

The Surey Demoniack: or, An Account of Satans Strange and Dreadful Actings, In and about the Body of Richard Dugdale of Surey … in Lancashire.

London: Jonathan Robinson, 1697.

First edition. [8], 64 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Later wrappers ESTC R33823. Provenance: from the library of Ricky Jay. Item #324358

Account of the demonic possession of Richard Dugdale, formerly employed as a gardener and servant in Yorkshire, who became notorious and was visited by thousands. For a year, attempts at exorcism were performed without success. Dugdale was reported to speak in languages of which he had no knowledge, and thee events were seen alternately as genuine possession or as a gross imposture.

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