8vo. 2vols. Vol 1: xlviii, 390pp; Vol 2: , 404pp. Both volumes have a line engraved frontispiece illustration; the first entitled “La Superstition” and the second “Une scene du Sabbat”. Half leather with marbled boards. Six compartment spine with gilt lettering and detailing. Marbled fore-edges. Boards’ edges are rubbed, as are the head and tail of the spine on both volumes. Volume 1 has suffered from worming (pp. 4-49), though the damage is minimal. Some mild foxing throughout both volumes. Rare first edition of de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal. Popular from its release, the work is a compendium of all things diabolical. Reprinted in a variety of editions, including the renowned illustrated 1863 edition, the first is very seldom seen. A seminal work in the history of the occult. In very good condition. Entire text in French.
De Plancy, Collin (J. A. S.), Dictionnaire Infernal: Ou Recherches et Anecdotes; Sur les Demons, les Espirits, les Fantomes, les Revenants, les Loups-garoux, les Possedes, Les Sorciers, le Sabbat, les Magiciens, les Salamandres, les Sylphes, les Gnomes, etc., P. Mongie, 1818
SKU: 034737 Categories: Esoteric, French, Religion, Theology Tags: collin de plancy, demons, devil, esoteric, grimoire, infernal, le Sabbat, les Espirits, les Fantomes, les Loups-garoux, les Possedes, les Revenants, Les Sorciers