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The Rider Waite Tarot Deck

by Arthur Edward Waite & Pamela Colman-Smith

Available in a number of sizes:

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck-regular, $20.00

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck-Giant, $24.00

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck-miniature, $12.00

Don't forget the books for this tarot deck. Chose any or all:

Complete Guide to the Tarot, by Eden Gray, Bantam, (elementary) $7.50
Learning the Tarot, by Joan Bunning, Weiser, (elementary) $21.95
Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite, Dover, (elementary) $9.95

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: REGULAR: 2.75 x 4.75 inches; or 70 x 120 millimeters.
Miniature: 1.75 x 2.9 inches; or 44 x 74 mm.
Giant: 4 x 6.85 inches, or 10 x 17.5 cm

Back of card: Crosshatch of thin black & blue lines on white background, similar to plaid.

Booklet included: Regular: Yes, small, 48 pages, 2.15 x 4.5 inches, or 67 x 115 mm. This is extracted from The Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite. Giant deck: A booklet, 24 pages.

Publisher: U.S. Games, Stamford, CT. Printed in Switzerland

Comments: This is the first "modern" tarot deck & perhaps the first to use symbolic pictures on the regular suit cards (eg, 4 of Wands, 8 of Pentacles, etc.) which set this deck - and all subsequent tarot decks - apart from regular playing cards. First published in 1909, still one of the most popular of all decks.

Books: The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by Arthur Edward Waite. Dimensions: 4.25 x 7 inches, 108 x 178 mm, 340 pages, $6.95. A.E. Waite was the man who designed the most popular tarot deck of all time, one of the most subtle & beautiful of all decks. So you'd think his remarks about his own deck would be definitive, but no. Waite is a master occultist, he knows full well what the cards mean but he merely hints here & there, he divulges no secrets. This is as it should be. Study the cards & you will learn first hand, in the meanwhile, study this small book for the hints here & there.

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