1912 - PROPHETICAL EDUCATIONAL & PLAYING CARDS, 1st/1st Ancient TAROT Knowledge
PROPHETICAL EDUCATIONAL AND PLAYING CARDS — By Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer — 1st Edition, 1912 — Tarot Education, Tarot History, Tarot Symbology, Antique Playing Cards, Prediction, Prophecy, Occult
Publisher: George W. Jacobs and Co., Philadelphia (1912)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for wear to two board corners (please see pictures). The pages are well preserved, crisp and clean save for bookplate (of a magician!) on front inside board. The author presents scarce and insightful education of the tarot through a historical view of the the beginnings of tarot card symbology from the ancient Egypt to the present, as well as reviews the history and development of other more traditional playing cards. A fascinating and complete historical overview for those interested in the tarot. 392 pages, with black and white full-page illustrations.