Three Etteilla tarot decks from the mid-19th Century.
Three Etteilla decks.
1) Etteilla's Le Tarot Fantaisie Égyptien; cleaned up but otherwise unchanged. While this deck was published some time around 1850 although I suspect it was created much earlier since Jean-Baptiste Alliette, Etteilla, died in 1791. I would guess that it is a forerunner of the more lavishly and colorfully illustrated later editions.
2. Le Grand Etteilla, published sometime between 1880 and 1890. Lightened and colors brightened this deck still contains the patina of age common to antique decks that have seen use.
3. Sumada's Lismon Etteilla, c. 1890. With the original backs and facsimile box these cards somewhat restored with all the character of his original deck, the reproduction of this distinctive deck is from Sumada's private collection. This striking 78-card deck was hand-colored, not always inside the lines, and there is foxing around the outside edges of the cards. There is been some cleanup on the cards but they still contain many of the blemishes and spots on them from their former life, and possess the original back design.
Each deck is specially ordered just for you and mailed directly from the printer. You should receive it in 3-4 weeks although probably sooner.
The cards are made for people who plan to use their cards often. The cards are printed on modern day, casino grade card stock (black core, 320 gsm) that can be riffle shuffled and feels wonderful in hand, and come in a tuck box. Standard tarot card size, 2-3/4" x 4-3/4".
NOTES -- PLEASE READ:
First, I accept NO CANCELLATIONS or refunds because each deck is specially ordered for you; once the order is sent to the printer, I cannot cancel it and so it will be delivered to you. If more than one deck is ordered, there is reduced shipping for the additional decks.
This is a facsimile reproduction or a restored reproduction of actual cards or period art (the Papus and 1926 Wirth decks). There is no accompanying instruction booklet but may or may not contain instructions or information on additional cards. The card stock is made to be shuffled and used and, as such, may be a disappointment to "collectors" but will delight aficionados who use and appreciate the art of antique decks Since each deck is made to order so please be patient. Your deck will be ordered immediately but may take up to 3 to 4, weeks to arrive, internationally 3-7 weeks. .
SHIPPING NOTE for INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.
My printer is now collecting VAT for EU countries so I have adjusted the shipping charges to reflect that. price increase. Sorry.
There are some locations where I will not ship via regular mail including Mexico and Brazil because regular has gone missing. If you are from the countries with known unreliable postal systems, sorry, I will return your payments. If you are serious about wanting the decks we can make other arrangements,