Ashmole 782 is the enchanted manuscript that Diana Bishop acquires while doing research in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. It is said to be a book of origins of the supernatural creatures of the world. It is coveted by witches, vampires, and daemons alike.
Ashmole 782 was collected by Elias Ashmole, a bibliophile and collector. Ashmole was also a student of alchemy. The author is unknown.
A Discovery of WitchesEdit
Diana Bishop's upon receiving the old manuscript from the stacks of the Bodleian Library of Oxford University sees that Ashmole 782 is a palimpsest, a manuscript within a manuscript, and not only that, but it the writing underneath has been hidden with a spell. After making some notes on the text, Diana decides to send the enchanted document back into the stacks of the library. Soon the discovery of Ashmole 782 draws the attentions of witches, vampires, and daemons. Each species believe that the enchanted manuscript contains significant clues about the past, as well as the future. Not only does each creature after the documents secrets want Ashmole 782 itself but how Diana Bishop is able to retrieve the evasive volume.
Shadow of NightEdit