Troy Books

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.

Introducing Troy Esoterica; our new outlet for esoteric arts and artefacts including the new talismanic jewellery range by Gemma Gary, and other ritual and magical items and ephemera.

Please also checkout our Redbubble shop featuring artwork and illustrations by Gemma Gary. These are drawn from a number of Troy’s titles and are available as a selection of art prints and other products.

New Troy Books Edition:


Wisht Waters

The Cult & Magic of Water

Gemma Gary

The numinous hangs heavy around bodies of water – places of liminality and otherworldly congress, haunted by eldritch presences and rituals of magic and custom.

Wisht Waters explores the spirits, deities, magical traditions and ceremonies of holy wells, sacred springs, pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, the sea and dew, alongside matters of hydromancy and the use and significance of water within the witch-cult.

(Wisht – a dialect word from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset meaning ‘weird’, ‘uncanny’ or relating to supernatural influence)

First published by Three Hands Press in (2014) as part of the Occult Monograph Series as Wisht Waters Aqueous Magica and the Cult of Holy Wells, Troy Books is pleased to reissue the title with the addition of extensive complimentary photography……..

Available now to pre-order

New Title:


The Gnome Compendium

The Gnome Manuscript – Part Three:
Exerts of the Works of J.H.W. Eldermans

Wilmar Taal

The Gnome Manuscript has enchanted many curious people around the world with its mixture of myth, magick and folklore, all captured in the wonderful drawings and handwriting by J.H.W. Eldermans. This third and final instalment of The Gnome Manuscript, The Gnome Compendium – Exerts of the Works of J.H.W. Eldermans, will focus on the miscellaneous writings concerning ‘little people’ by J.H.W. Eldermans.

Where the first part focused more on culture and habits, the second part on magic concerning gnomes, this part will bring you first hand eye witness accounts of people who actually saw or even were in contact with gnomes. We will look to people associated with gnomes, but also to folklore and mythology and the leftovers, the writings that could not fit any category, but deal with gnomes nevertheless. A fascinating study comes to a surprising conclusion.

Wilmar Taal (1969) is a Dutch cultural historian specialized in history of the occult, Dutch folklore, horror fiction and ‘hidden histories’ of The Netherlands. He has authored four books in Dutch and four in English. He is married and lives with his wife and spoilt rotten cat near Amsterdam and part-time on De Veluwe…

Available now to pre-order

News & Events:


New Troy Books Shop

Troy Books now has a physical shop and dispatch office in Penzance a stone’s throw from the towns ‘Holy Headland’ and. Visitors will be able to purchase our books at the shop, along with a number of esoteric and magical items which will be expanded over the coming months.

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