Even if you have never heard about this book, you have probably seen the illustrations from it. Dictionnaire Infernal, which is French for “Infernal Dictionary” was written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy and first published in 1818. This book has so much of a history and oddities associated with it that you could almost write a book about it. I will try to cram as much of it as possible into one blog post.
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