New-York Historical Society | Harry Potter: A History of Magic

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Illustration by Jim Kay
© Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016

Close-up of the first recorded mention of ‘abracadabra’, as a cure for malaria, in Quintus Serenus, Liber medicinalis
© British Library Board

Astronomical notes and sketches, Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebook
© British Library Board

A broomstick belonging to Olga Hunt
© Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle

Tombstone of Nicholas Flamel
© Paris, Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge

Gold filigree case containing a bezoar. Part of the Wellcome Collection, which is cared for by the Science Museum
© Science Museum Group

A dragon in a 15th-century herbal
© British Library Board

Small black crystal ball, used by Paignton witch ‘Smelly Nelly’
© Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle

A phoenix rising from the ashes in a 13th-century bestiary
© British Library Board

DETAIL - A phoenix rising from the ashes in a 13th-century bestiary
© British Library Board

Jacob Meydenbach, Ortus Sanitatis (Strasbourg, 1491)
© British Library Board

A mandrake being pulled out by a dog, in Giovanni Cadamosto, Herbal
© British Library Board

New-York Historical Society exterior, 170 Central Park West.
Photo credit: Jon Wallen.

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