The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
Oxford, as one of the world's oldest institutions of higher learning, established now-familiar norms for university logos: name along the border, crowns, and a book with the school motto (in this case, "Dominus Illuminatio Mea", Latin for "The Lord is my Light"). I am accustomed to seeing many of these elements along the spines of books published by Oxford University Press. The OUP symbol does not, however, feature the distinctive belted crest.
The Wind in the Willows. Written by Kenneth Graham. Illustrated by David Roberts. Oxford University Press, 2012. 1st edition thus, signed by the Illustrator.