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Book of Magic

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3544

Scope and Contents

Collection of magical recipes and treatises, with diagrams, magic circles, and other illustrations. A full list of the recipes is available. Pp. 166-8: index in main hand. Second hand, resembling that of Ff.4.12 and Ff.4.13, appears at pp. 79-81, 120-1. Pp. 154-65 are in a third hand, of rather earlier appearance. Last leaf partly torn away; on recto of surviving portion (p. 170) is writing in another hand. pp. 53, 122-53: blank.


  • Creation: 1560 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sydney V. Galloway, Jan. 1899.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

Related Materials

The original cover, consisting of two incomplete leaves from a Gradual, is now Add. 4435 (17).

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Repository Details

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