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Henri Decremps

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Henri Decremps
BornApril 15, 1746
Beduet-en-Quercy, France
CategoriesBooks by Henri Decremps

Henri Decremps (1746 - 1826) was a lawyer and mathematician who devoted himself to the unmasking charlatans who deceived people for profit.


After studying law and mathematics, began a diplomatic career at the Embassy of France in England. Thereafter he devoted himself to the unmasking of the "magicians" and the charlatans who cheated or deceived people for profit.


  • La Magie blanche dévoilée, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1784.
  • Supplément à la magie blanche dévoilée, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1785.
  • Testament de Jérôme Sharp, Professeur de Physique amusante, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1786.
  • Codicile de Jérôme Sharp, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1788.
  • Le Parisien à Londres, ou Avis aux Français qui vont en Angleterre, contenant le parallèle des deux plus grandes villes de l’Europe, Amsterdam et Paris, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1789, 2 vol.
  • Les Petites Aventures de Jérôme Sharp, Henri Decremps, Bruxelles & Liège, 1791.
  • La science sans-culotisée. Premier essai sur les moyens de faciliter l’étude de l’astronomie et d’opérer une révolution dans l’enseignement, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1794.
  • Diagrammes chimiques, ou Recueil de 360 figures qui expliquent succinctement les expériences par l’indication des agents et des produits à côté de l’appareil, et qui rendent sensible la théorie des phénomènes, Henri Decremps, Paris, 1822.

Notes on Translation

  1. White Magic Revealed
  2. Supplement to White Magic Revealed
  3. Testament of Jérôme Sharp, Professor of fun physics
  4. Paris to London, or notice to the French residing in England, containing the parallel of the two largest cities of Europe, Amsterdam and Paris
  5. Codicil Jérôme Sharp
  6. Science without 'culotisée'. First test on the means to facilitate the study of astronomy and to carry out a revolution in education
  7. The little adventures of Jerome Sharp
  8. Chemical diagrams, or 360 figures in series which briefly explain the experiments by specifying the agents and side effects, and make sensible theory of phenomena