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Cecil Williamson’s Book of Witchcraft: A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft (Hardback)
This is the first book to do justice to the remarkable role played by Cecil Williamson, founder of the Museum of Witchcraft, in preserving our magical traditions. It consists of the text of his magical notebook, together with detailed notes and a biography of Cecil by Steve Patterson (whose long relationship with the Museum and profound understanding of British magic make him the ideal editor).
In his Introduction, Steve writes, “Cecil Williamson’s ‘Witchcraft’ Manuscript falls roughly into two halves; the first two sections being a collection of folklore, witchcraft, spells and charms. The final two sections are quite different, seeking to link the magic of Ancient Egypt with the witch traditions…. One could well imagine the first part as being his record of the traditions imparted to him by his informants over the museum counter, whilst the latter part was the result of his musings and observations whilst wandering around the British Museum.”
The book is illustrated with a wealth of black and white photographs of Cecil and the Museum in its various stages of development.
Standard Hardback Edition
Black case binding with gold foil blocking to the front and spine, 80gsm white paper stock with sewn binding, burgundy endpapers with red and black head and tail bands.
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