The Dragon Rouge is one of the most famous grimoires of ceremonial black magic, it built itself an infamous reputation in France during the 18th and 19th century as being a powerful book of black magic. Written anonymously, its author claims a date of 1521, although it is more likely to have originated around 1800. Influenced by the Clavicles of Salomon and the book of Honorius, it instructs its readers in the creation of magic tools to cure, heal, become invisible and allegedly summon the demon ‘Lucifugé Rofocale,’ (the demon in charge of Hell's government by order of Lucifer) who then is bound to the sorcerer who has summoned him.
Le Dragon Rouge 1521.
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.