De Generibus Artium Magicarum Anglorum

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De Generibus Artium Magicarum Anglorum (Concerning the Varieties of English Magic) (pub. 1741) is a book by Francis Sutton-Grove, reputed to be "the dreariest work in the canon of English magic" [5]. It was the first attempt to define the sort of magic that an English magician ought to study; according to Sutton-Grove, these numbered 38,945 distinct areas of magic, which he listed under individual headings. De Generibus also closely parallels Gilbert Norrell's views of magic in that it deliberately omits all magic concerning fairies.

Norrell based his curriculum for tutoring Jonathan Strange on the lists in De Generibus [25]. In the Autumn 1810 issue of The Friends of English Magic, Lord Portishead wrote that Sutton-Grove's method was the only method Norrell approved for the training of magicians [50].