Welcome to Troy Books
We are an independent publisher specialising in the traditions of operative magic, ceremonial occultism, witchcraft, regional folklore and custom. Our books are presented in formats ranging from unlimited paperbacks to limited edition fine bindings.
The Gnome Manuscript
Part One: Origins, Habit and Culture
In 2000, the mysterious Dutch ‘Richel-Eldermans collection’ was donated to The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle where, in 2003, a Dutch speaking student assisted in deciphering some of the written materials in the collection. It was during this process that the student discovered a fascinating manuscript concerned with Dutch gnome-folklore, and alerted the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam who were happy to receive a copy of the ‘Gnome Manuscript’, as it became known, on CD-Rom.
Another Dutch student subsequently graduated on a study of this manuscript, but still there were too many questions and mysteries concerning the information J.H.W. Eldermans collected throughout his life. The staff of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic were most interested in the contents of this manuscript, and so a decision was made to publish a series of books that present translations of the intriguing handwritten content, with comments on the origins of the manuscript and studies of the places described therein…….
Available now to pre-order with signed bookplate
a Cornish Book of Ways
November 2018 marks ten years since the first publication of Gemma Gary’s first book, and the title which launched Troy Books; Traditional Witchcraft – A Cornish Book of Ways. To mark the occasion, Troy Books is delighted to offer a celebratory tenth anniversary edition, with revisions to the text and layout, and a new introduction giving an insight into the backstory which led to the writing of this popular title.
The tenth anniversary reissue of Traditional Witchcraft – A Cornish Book of Ways is to be launched with the release of a Black Edition, with standard hardcover and paperbacks to follow.