Pamela Colman Smith RWS Tarot

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Title

Pamela Colman Smith RWS Tarot

Subject

RWS
Golden Dawn

Description

78 cards + 2 title cards and a standard LWB, packaged in a standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards are 12 cm tall x 6.6. cm wide. Card stock is smoothly coated with a matte finish; typical Lo Scarabeo card stock and card size.

Card backs are a reversible blue and white pattern.

Card titles are standard, and appear in 5 languages, though the borders are small enough to not be distracting. The main titles at the bottoms of the cards are in English.

Suits are Wands, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords. Courts are Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings.

This is truly a reprint of the RWS, not just a clone. The colors are more muted than the common printing by U.S. Games.

I love how this printing recognizes the difference of opinion amongst tarot scholars and collectors regarding whose name rightfully should have been on this deck to begin with. This printing, through its all-encompassing title on the box as well as its two separate title cards, manages to acknowledge Pamela Colman Smith as an important part of the original deck's creation.

Creator

Smith, Pamela Colman (artist) 

Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942

Publisher

Lo Scarabeo
LS

Date

2008

Format

78 cards

Language

Multi-lingual

Type

RWS

Identifier

978-8883959110

Tags

Citation

Smith, Pamela Colman (artist)  and Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942, “Pamela Colman Smith RWS Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed April 16, 2024, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/39.

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