The History and Practice of English Magic

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The History and Practice of English Magic is a book by Jonathan Strange, published in 1816 by John Murray. Not much is known about it unluckily as almost all copies fell victim to a campaign by Gilbert Norrell to suppress it by magical means[50]. (Mr. Norrell's interference with this publication - not only irregular but perhaps illegal - was of course driven by his usual misgivings about releasing knowledge of magic to the public at large.) It can be assumed however, as the title suggests, that it is an attempt to describe all of English magic, containing mostly Strangite views. All that we are told of the book are the various quotes which appear in the footnotes of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and its Prologue, a piece of which is published as Chapter 45 of Miss Clarke's history.