Garden City: Doubleday & Co., (1974). Illustrated with haunting woodblock prints by the author. 0385071256. Tall 8vo. 119 pp. Blue cloth stamped in gold on spine. Purple endpapers. Purple speckled bottom edge of text block. Book in fine condition. / Price clipped dust jacket with white mark on front panel. 1" closed tear at top edge. Some rubbing along edges. Item #227
The Warlock of Westfall is the tale of Samuel Swift, a lonely, eccentric bachelor in his late seventies who lives the life of a recluse near the village of Westfall, Massachusetts. His loneliness leads him to invent an imaginary family, and the discovery of his "family" leads to his arrest, trial, and execution as a disciple of the devil. But there is more to this story of a community's fight against Satan, as the reader will discover in this beautifully illustrated historical novel.