Printed in 1596, this book has an amazing title.

Of Ghosts and Spirits, Walking by Night, And of Strange Noises, Cracks, and Sundry Forewarnings, which commonly happen before the death of men: Great Slaughters, and Alterations of Kingdomes. 

One Booke, Written by Lewes Lauaterus of Tigurine. And translated into English by R. H.

It is thought to have been read by Shakespeare as part of the inspiration for the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

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