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Light against dark, dark against light, two birds engraved by Thomas Bewick, this a tail-piece for his “A History of British Birds”, Vol. 1 (Land Birds).

The Library at Hurtfew

All these are books of magic or books about magic, or books which contain some reference to the history or revival of English magic. The content of each book, if it is known, can be discerned by following the link – however, many are kept still secret by Norrell, and their content is unknown to us.

Absalom, Gregory (unknown date). “The Tree of Learning.”

Belasis, Jacques (unknown date). “Instructions.”

Chaston, Richard (17th century). Unknown title (possibly the “Liber Novus”).

Miss Croft (19th century). “Recollections of Sir Thomas Lawrence during an intimacy of nearly thirty years.”

Hether-Gray, Charles (18th century). “The Anatomy of a Minotaur.”

Hickman, Thaddeus (18th century). “Life of Martin Pale.”

Holgarth & Pickle (unknown date). “Curiose Observations upon the Anatomie of Faeries.”

Lanchester, Thomas (16th century). “Treatise concerning the Language of Birds.”

Munday, Valentine (1698). “The Blue Book: being an attempt to expose the most prevalent lies and common deceptions practised by English magicians upon the King’s subjects and upon each other.”

Ormskirk (16th century). “Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds.”

Pale, Martin (unknown date). “De Tractatu Magicarum Linguarum.”

Pale, Martin (unknown date). “Discourses upon the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness.”

Panter, William (1735). “Three Perfectible States of Being.” London: Henry Lintot.

Pevensey, Francis (16th century). “Eighteen Wonders to be found in the House of Albion.”

Segundus, John (1799). “A Complete Description of Dr Pale’s Fairy-servants, their Names, Histories, Characters and the Services they performed by Him.” Northampton: Thomas Burnham.

Segundus, John (1820). “Life of Jonathan Strange.” London: John Murray.

Segundus, John (ed.) (1824). “Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Jonathan Strange.” London: John Murray.

Strange, Jonathan (1816). “The History and Practice of English Magic.” London: John Murray.

Sutton-Grove, Francis (1741). “De Generibus Artium Magicarum Anglorum.”

Sutton-Grove, Francis (1749). “Prescriptions and Descriptions.”

Thorpe, William & Col Tom Blue (15th century). “The Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie.

De Troyes, Chretien (12th century). “Thomas de Dundelle.”

Tott, Jeremy (18th century). “English Magic.”

Unknown authors (unknown date). “How to putte Questiones to the Dark and understand its Answeres.”

Unknown authors (15th century). “The Book of Loveday Ingham.”

Unknown authors (unknown date). “The History of Seven.”

Unknown authors (17th century). “Exercitatio Magica Nobilissima.”

Unknown authors (17th century). “The Excellences of Christo-Judaic Magick.” Hand-written.

Unknown authors (14th century). “Rosa et Fons.”

Unknown authors (16th century). “The Parliament of Women.”

Waterbury, John (Lord Portishead) (1801). “The life of Jacques Belasis.” London: Longman.

Waterbury, John (Lord Portishead) (1805). “The life of Nicholas Goubert.” London: Longman.

Waterbury, John (Lord Portishead) & Bewick, Thomas (engravings) (1807). “A child’s history of the Raven King.” London: Longman.

Waterbury, John (Lord Portishead) & Strange, Jonathan (1814). “Essay on the Extraordinary Revival of English Magic &c. With an Account of the Magic done in the late Peninsular War.” London: John Murray.

Watershippe, Peter (1448). “Death’s Library.”

Watershippe, Peter (1444). “A Faire Wood Withering.”

Watershippe, Peter (1459/1460). “A Defence of my Deeds Written while Wrongly Imprisoned by my Enemies in Newark Castle.”

Watershippe, Peter (1461). Published 1697. “Crimes of the False King.” Penzance.