Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Hardcover, original pictorial boards. 261 pp, Index, black & white illustrations. A volume in the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic Series. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311397
¶ This volume investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual mark, concealed objects, amulets, and magical equipment. The contributors are the current experts in each area of the subject, and show between them how ample the evidence is and how important it is for an understanding of history. Chapters Include: Apotropaic Symbols and Other Measures for Protecting Buildings against Misfortune, by Timothy Easton; Instances and Contexts of the Head Motif in Britain, by John Billingsley; Witch Bottles: Their Contents, Contexts and Uses, by Brian Hoggard; Concealed Animals, by Brian Hoggard; Shoes Concealed in Buildings, by June Swann; Garments Concealed within Buildings: Following the Evidence, by Dinah Eastop; Spiritual Middens, by Timothy Easton; Textual Evidence for the Material History of Amulets in Seventeenth-Century England, by Alexander Cummins; Amulets: The Material Evidence, by Tabitha Cadbury; Cunning-Folk and the Production of Magical Artefacts, by Owen Davies and Timothy Easton; & The Wider Picture: Parallel Evidence in America and Australia, by Ian Evans, M. Chris Manning and Owen Davies.