Under the Bramble Arch

A Folk Grimoire of Wayside Plant Lore and Practicum

Troy Books is pleased to announce that Under the Bramble Arch; is now available for pre-order. Each pre-ordered book will include a book plate signed by Corinne Boyer. We cannot offer a personally signed book on this occasion due to Corinne being located in America.

Under the Bramble Arch is the second offering in a trilogy of books by Corinne Boyer following on from Under the Witching Tree, Corinne is a folk-herbalist known for her work exploring both the traditional and personal medicinal and magical applications of plants and trees which, as Corinne explains in her video introducing the trilogy, are often revealed through their accumulated folklore.

This is a trilogy that guides us into the realms of plant lore, folk magic and folk medicine. The second book, Under the Bramble Arch, explores the magical and medicinal applications of the plants of the wayside; those liminal places where the wild meets those unkempt and forgotten landscapes of humankind.

Corinne’s work, backed up by nearly twenty years of experience in the field, is full of information that is today little known, particularly within modern herbalism. This is a book which presents the reader with a wealth of home-spun and very hands-on practices exploring tales, charms, spells, recipes and rites focusing on twenty different plants.

 

Under the Bramble Arch – 1 minute promotional video

Promotional video introducing Under the Witching Tree and the trilogy.

Available in the following editions:

All editions are Royal format 234 x 156mm. 258 pages with 24 pages of black and white photo plates.

Paperback Edition; Gloss laminated cover. To Follow

Standard Hardback Edition; a Blackberry case binding with gold foil blocking to the front and spine, 80gsm white paper stock, green endpapers, with green head and tail bands.

Special Edition; a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered examples, bound in Dark Green cloth, with gold foil blocking to the front and spine, Blackberry end papers, with green head and tail bands. 80gsm white paper stock.

Fine Edition; a limited edition of 16 hand bound examples bound in dark green goat leather with gold foil blocking to the front and spine. Each book will have included with it, ‘Included is a hand-written protection charm by the author, using ink made from roses’. This edition will be issued within a fully lined black library buckram slip-case, blind embossed to the front.

Introduction

Autumn’s Blood and Earth
Blackberry
Bittersweet Nightshade
Thistle/Teasel
Mullein
Tansy

The Witches Mirror of Midwinter
English Ivy
Mistletoe
Broom
Burdock
Dock

Charms of a Faerie Wyfe
Violet
Dandelion
Plantain
Stinging Nettle
Clover

Midsummer Offerings
Rose
Mugwort
Yarrow
Self Heal
St. John’s wort

Appendices

A: The Home Apothecary
B: Water Extracts- Infusions and Decoctions
C: Poultices and Compresses
D: Folk Tinctures
E: Infused Honey
F: Infused Vinegars and Oxymels

Bibliography

About the Author

Index

Specific Recipes and Charms within the Book, created by the Author:

Blackberry Queen Elixir
A Baneful Blackberry Charm
A Witches Rope
Charmed Thistle Garland Against the Nightmare
Making Hag Tapers
A Wicked Water of Defense
A Protective Amulet for the Womb
Love Powder
Mistletoe Spirit Powder for Scrying
Home and Hearth Sweeping Tool

Autumn Roots Oxymel for Building the Blood
Dock Root Syrup
Mineral Elixir
Violet Infused Honey
Violet Elixir for Grief and Courage
Dandelion Wine
Dark Hollow Tea
Emerald Healing Salve
A Nettle Charm for Safe Passage
Nettle Banishing box
Red Clover Syrup
Trinity Protection Charm
Rose Elixir
Rose Wine
Blood of the Rose Magical Ink
Scrying in the Mugwort Cauldron
Mugwort Orange Elixir
Dreaming Salve
Witches Winter Brandy
Forest Tonic Tea
Soothing Flowers Ointment
St. Johns Wort Infused Oil
Midsummer Oracle Garland

Paperback Edition

To follow

Standard Hardback Edition

£27.00 plus shipping

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Available now for pre-order with signed book plate

Special Edition

£35.00 plus shipping

For shipping information click here

Available now for pre-order with signed book plate

Fine Limited Edition

Limited to 16 copies with library buckram
fully lined foil blocked slip case

£340.00 plus shipping

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