Publisher:Harper Collins Publishers, Pymble, New South Wales, 2003
Condition:Very Good Condition
Harper Collins Publishers, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition
author's note, main players, flowchart of power structure in late 17th-century Cologne, historical backdrop, glossary and bibliography. At the beginning of the text there is a double page black-and-white illustration, being the reproduction of the 1670 woodcut by H.R.M. Deutschs "Cologne in 1670". On the next page following is an etching of Cologne in the 17th century, " showing the Holy Free Imperial City on the far bank of the Rhine and the area containing Deutz on the near bank". Colour photographic covers with metallic copper and dark gray titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the verso of the front cover. Set in 17th-century Cologne and Europe on the cusp of religious revolution (Reformation). It follows the story of the Jewish midwife Ruth bas Elazar Saul and her radical thinking in regards to midwifery, including as it did Spinoza's philosophy and the kabbala, which led to accusations of witchcraft. Not even an affair with Detlef von Tennen, a Catholic cleric, could save her from religious prosecution. Creasing to the book corners and to the backstrip browning and some marking to the text block edges and light browning to the internal text. Size: Large Format Paperback. XIV, 530 pages, last three pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Romance; ISBN: 0732270642. ISBN/EAN: 9780732270643. Inventory No: 0108585.