The demons of Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal

In 1818, Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy published his Dictionnaire Infernal, but it wasn't until Henry Plon's sixth printing in 1863 that the book got its now-infamous illustrations, which are a world of wonderful.

De Plancy was an atheist when he published the first edition, but became a Catholic over the intervening years and commissioned Luis Breton to create 550 illustrations of demons for the Plon printing.

I've read several articles on the Dictionary this morning and I still can't figure out why de Plancy had it out for a guy named "Leonard" -- judging from the pic, I'm assuming Lenny was a well-dressed scamp who broke de Plancy's heart, either directly or by seducing de Plancy's sweetheart.

Accueil LivreDictionnaire infernal [BNF]

1863 Dictionnaire Infernal In PDF - All Illustrations Included [Occult Center]

Names of Demons from Collin de Plancy’s ‘’Dictionnaire Infernal’’, 1818. [The Everyday Goth]