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Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

These cards are based on the ORIGINAL Rider Waite Smith deck, and the original artwork. This is not taken from the reprints done by US Game Company. The size of this deck is 2 7/8s x 4 3/8s. The artwork was meticulously taken from a mint condition ORIGINAL set. Taking high resolution images from a museum quality original printing, we have meticulously reproduced this classic Tarot deck in a beautiful, and very usable Tarot deck. Unlike previous reproductions of this deck, we have left the color, character, and tiny flaws, that filled the original hand printed cards. I hope you enjoy these cards as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you. Filled with rich amounts of symbolic imagery that will help you find the answers you seek, the Rider-Waite Tarot is the world`s most popular tarot deck. The Rider, Waite, Smith Tarot Deck Mr. Waite, though born in America, spent most of his life in England. He was a scholar of occultism, and became known for taking a logical, systematic approach to spiritual and occult studies. This symbolic Tarot deck captured much of the abstract realm of Tarot reading and made it easily understood for the average person. The cards were originally published in December 1909 by William Rider And Son of London. The deck was the product of a collaborative effort between artist, Pamela Colman Smith (born 1878 died 1951) and Dr Arthur Edward Waite (born 1857 died 1942.) Both Smith and Waite were members of the Order Of The Golden Dawn, a famous occult group of the 19th Century. For some reason (sexism no doubt), Pamela Smiths’ contribution is usually ignored, and the deck is commonly called the Rider-Waite Tarot. The symbols used were influenced by the 19th century magician and occultist Eliphas Levi. During WWII, the original printing plates for this deck were destroyed in a bomb raid. We also have it available in poker size deck and a GIANT 4″ x 5 3/4″ size! Check our other auctions Copyright 2010 Tavern Games

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  • Beautiful images from the Original Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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