Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Later printing. Hardcover. Octavo. Hardcover, original pictorial boards. 225 pp, Notes, Bibliography, Index. A volume in the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic Series. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311395
¶ The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs.