Author; William Thomas & Kate Pavitt

The Book of Talismans, by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt, takes the reader on an expansive journey through the fascinating world of talismans, presenting a detailed investigation into the nature of talismans, their associated powers and the vital roles they have played in civilizations through the ages. The Book of Talismans explores the intricate web of knowledge and mythology that surrounds these mysterious objects, their potential to bring both fortune and calamity and how these enigmatic artefacts were revered, feared, and utilized as tokens of power and protection throughout history.

Originally published in 1914, The Book of Talismans is lavishly illustrated with talismanic imagery. Kate Pavitt (1868-1949) was a member of the Theosophical Society, and William Thomas Pavitt (1870-1937) was a designer and maker of exquisite talismanic jewellery.