Calendrier Magique

Austin de Croze and Manuel Orazi. Calendrier Magique.
Paris: L’Art Nouveau, 1895.

Colored lithographic prints on japon.

The Calendrier Magique is a rare piece of occultist ephemera, printed in an edition of 777 copies to celebrate magic for the coming year of 1896.  Each double-page spread mimics the Christian calendar in some respect (such as name days or iconography).  Also included are various charts, spells, and darkly extravagant illustrations.  The document is at once a spoof and an attempt to chart the year through magic.

Link: Cornell Library’s The Fantastic in Art and Fiction