Subtitled 'A Sourcebook of British Magic', Of Angels, Demons & Spirits is a new translation of a seventeenth-century English grimoire from the Bodleian Library. It is presented with an extensive introduction, notes and annotations, and with many illustrations of magical figures and seals. It contains previously unpublished spells and rituals for summoning demons, fairies and other spirit beings, and it also sheds new light on the ways in which cunning men and sorcerers were paid for performing magic to hunt for treasure, combat witchcraft and reveal the identity of thieves. This valuable new work is a fascinating example of early modern magical practice.
Woodbury, Llewellyn Publications, 2019. Hardback with dustjacket, xii+345 pages. New.