Potions and spells


For your special pleasure, I’ll let you have a look at some Magick. It is from Secrets of Art & Nature, published in 1660. Apart from the font and the curious old letters, there’s some very interesting reading — don’t try any of these ideas! They are not evil or black magic. They are merely old-fashioned nonsense for your amusement which you study how books used to be printed.

The book was originally printed for Simon Miller at the Starre in St Pauls Church-yard, London. I have a facsimile (and exact copy) printed by Robert Stockwell, London (no date or ISBN). I set these short extracts in 17th Century Record Print font, to convey the feeling of the original. You can find out how to obtain this font on my Links page.

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A selection of weird ways of performing magical events. They are not ‘Satanic’ but merely old-fashioned superstitious nonsense!

Here are some remedies for stomach complaints and digestive difficulties. On no account should you try them!

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