OSWALD WIRTH TAROT DECK - 1st/1st, 1976 - U.S. Games - OOP TAROT CARDS, KABBALA
OSWALD WIRTH TAROT DECK — By Oswald Wirth — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1976 —U.S. Games Systems — Excellent to Near Mint Condition TAROT CARDS, Out-of-Print
A rare and out-of-print, first edition from 1976 of Oswald Wirth Tarot Deck by U.S. Games. The first US Games edition of this tarot deck designed by Oswald Wirth (1860-1943), the Swiss occultist and author. This historical tarot deck, created in the Marseilles style, is based upon the original designs by famous Swiss kabbalist and occultist Oswald Wirth. The 22 Major Arcana first appeared in 1889 in a hand-colored limited edition deck. The 22 Major cards have French titles and the Hebrew letters attributed to each card by Eliphas Levi, and popularized by Oswald Wirth. This authorized full 78-card deck is printed with vivid colors on gold backgrounds. The 56 Minor Arcana cards present the four traditional suits of Swords, Batons, Cups and Coins. The pack includes a booklet of commentary by Stuart R. Kaplan on the Oswald Wirth Tarot Deck. This set is in overall near mint condition. Includes: tarot card box, booklet and tarot cards. The 78 tarot cards are all present and remain in their original order — they have not been used. The booklet also does not to seem to have been used but has a very slight crease at the bottom corner of the back flap. The tarot card box has some very light shelfwear.
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