Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wonderful new book available in the Museum shop

We have a beautiful new book in the Museum shop (which is also available online

Edward Lovett's 'Magic in Modern London' and 'Folk-Lore & Legends of the Surrey Hills and of the Sussex Downs and Forests' are now luxuriously reprinted and illustrated with objects from the Museum of Witchcraft's 'Lovett' collection.

Edward Lovett (1852-1933) spent his spare time prowling the streets of London and surrounding countryside in search of the curios which filled his Croydon home.  In 1900 he joined the Folklore Society, publishing several articles in the Folklore journal.  He also began exhibiting his artefacts and delivering lectures in the Horniman Museum and the at Royal Society of Arts.

These works were originally published in the 1920s and they have been republished in one volume.  There is evidence that the Museum's founder Cecil Williamson and Lovett had dealings, and it's very possible that some of the charms on display in the Museum may have been acquired by Lovett himself.

Stocks are limited so order online or buy yours at the Museum today!

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