Happy Halloween from the HSP Digital Library! These pages are from the illustrated manuscript of The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York
by Charles Godfrey Leland [1824-1903]. Leland presents the book as an
account of witchcraft practiced by Dame Darrel, “the Wise Woman of
York,” in medieval England, though the work is primarily based on
Leland’s own research and imagination. The majority of the manuscript
catalogs various types of fairies, elves, goblins, and other spirits in
alphabetical order, but there are also stories and descriptions of
spells. Follow the link to view the full book at your own risk!