The Dictionnaire Infernal is a demonology grimoire written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin De Plancy, and first published in 1818. Its most notable publication is the 1863 version, into which 69 illustrations were added. The book attempts to provide an account of all prior superstitions regarding these supernatural beings. An introduction to the 1826 publication describes the book thus:
“Infernal Dictionary, or, a Universal Library on the beings, characters, books, deeds, and causes which pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell; divinations, occult sciences, grimoires, marvels, errors, prejudices, traditions, folktales, the various superstitions, and generally all manner of marvellous, surprising, mysterious, and supernatural beliefs.”
Some of the strange and imaginative drawings are represented here.
And a demonic being ripping through the void!