Students discover Harry Price

On Wednesday afternoon undergraduate students from Royal Holloway, University of London visited Senate House Library to view books from the Harry Price Collection of Magical Literature, from sixteenth-century editions of the Malleus Maleficarum (“Hammer of Witches”), seeking to prosecute witches, and the first edition of Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), which argued against the existence of witchcraft, to seventeenth-century pamphlets of single trials and an eighteenth-century play by Joseph Addison.

Find out about the pleasure and excitement of interacting with early printed books from their report

 

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