Calendrier Magique

This book of late 19th century color lithographs by Manuel Orazi is quite compelling.

A rare piece of occultist ephemera, printed in an edition of 777 copies to commemorate magic for the coming year of 1896. Each double page spread mimics the Christian calendar in some respect (name days, iconography). The document is at once a spoof and an attempt to chart the year of magic.

The entire set is extremely unique in style and composition; somewhere between medieval manuscripts, tarot cards and underground occult handbooks. I wish a publisher would pick it up and make reproductions.

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