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The Tarots of Marseilles Deck

(Lo Scarabeo Edition)

by Claude Burdel, 1751

The Tarot of Marseilles - Lo Scarabeo Edition, $19.95

Don't forget the books for this tarot deck:

Jung & Tarot, An Archetypal Journey, by Sallie Nichols, Weiser, (advanced) $22.95
Tarot of the Bohemians, by Papus; Wilshire Book, (advanced) $10.00

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.6 x 4.72 inches, or 66 x 120 mm.

Back of card: Very ornate scrollwork, white on brown. May be inverted.

Booklet included: Yes, a long narrow sheet of paper, folded into 14 sections, or panes. Each measures 2.6 x 4.74 inches, or 66 x 120 mm.

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo. Printed in Italy.

Comments: This is the Lo Scarabeo edition of the Marseilles deck. To see another version of this deck, go here: AG Muller edition.

This deck has usually been issued without an artist's name, but on the side of the box is Mr. Burdel's name, and the year 1751. What is known to us as the Marseilles Tarot is essentially a wood-block reduction of hand-painted Renaissance Italian cards. For many years these were printed in Marseilles, and from there, distributed throughout the European world.

The booklet with the cards is entitled, Learning Tarots and on its cover features cards from eight Lo Scarabeo decks, the Marseilles deck not among them.

Note of March, 2003: I've stocked both US Games & Lo Scarabeo versions of this deck for some time. I finally decided to put up both versions after a customer phoned looking for one, but not the other. If there are others like him, I hope this helps.

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