Published by Metastazis – 2024 – France
15X48 cm – 36 pages in 4 colours + gold – Thread binded

Comes with an A5 format 24 pages english translation/transcription booklet

The Calendrier Magique, translated as the “Magical Calendar” in English, is a French publication from the late XIXth century. This calendar, of great rarity, as it was printed in only 777 copies 130 years ago, primarily deals with occultism and black magic through the lens of astrology.

For the first time since its release, it has been reissued identically, in 777 copies. Its size, the use of gilding, the paper used—everything has been done to ensure that the experience of consulting this document closely resembles the original.
It consists of 36 pages, printed in 5 tones, and is accompanied by an exclusive and independent booklet containing the transcription and translation into English of all the texts contained in the calendar.

It was commissioned to the poet Austin de Croze and the poster illustrator Manuel Orazi and published in 1895 by the Maison de l’Art Nouveau in Paris, at a time when esoteric spiritualities and dark romanticism were popular trends in the capital.

For each double-page of the calendar illustrating a month, there is a set of diagrams highlighting information related to astrology, as well as incantatory poems and full-page illustrations, all drawn and calligraphed by Manuel Orazi.

Numerous references to the worlds of black magic, occultism, but also to artists like Odilon Redon or Francisco Goya adorn the pages of the booklet.
We are delighted to offer an interested audience the opportunity to discover or rediscover this document forgotten for too long, which we have had the opportunity to unearth after more than a century of silence.

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