Scary illustration by Émile Bayard for Histoire de la magie (1870)

Scary illustration by Émile Bayard for Histoire de la magie (1870)

Illustration by Émile Bayard (1837-1891) for Paul Christian’s Histoire de la magie (1870).

Jean-Baptiste Pitois, aka, Paul Christian (1811-1877), was a French author, known for The History and Practice of Magic. He was raised in a monastic community, but eventually decided against the priesthood. As a young man, he moved to Paris, where he became the associate of Charles Nodier, acquiring Nodier’s interest in the occult.

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