Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie
The Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie was written by the fifteenth-century magician William Thorpe and the fairy Col Tom Blue, who had been a servant of Ralph Stokesey. The book was put up for sale when the library of the Duke of Roxburghe was auctioned off in 1812; Gilbert Norrell purchased the volume for 2,100 guineas. The magical community anticipated that the seven magical texts sold at the auction would offer solutions to at least some of the many unanswered questions of English Magic, and had particular hopes that The Mirrour of the Lyf of Ralph Stokesie would provide substantial information. However, Norrell never published any of his findings from any of the seven volumes .