Tarot (aka Beginner's Tarot)

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Title

Tarot (aka Beginner's Tarot)

Subject

Traditional tarot

Description

78 cards + an 80 page softcover guide book packaged together in a shelf box with a flip-front cover that opens to reveal the book and cards. The cards are nestled within a cardboard support/frame inside the set box, and protected by a clear plastic cover that separates the cards from the book.

The cards are small, about the size of playing cards, measuring 6.5 cm wide x 10 cm long. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth, matte finish.

The card back design is completely reversible.

The major arcana are unnumbered, and are clearly influenced by the Tarot of Marseille, as are the minor arcana. The minors are illustrated arrangements of suit symbols.

Suits are Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles. The court cards are Knave, Knight, Queen, and King.

For a set that I'd classify as a "gift shop tarot," it's better than average. Provided that the reader is comfortable reading with TdM-style decks, this is a very usable deck, and the card stock is good quality.

However, the art is unremarkable and perfunctory.

I purchased my copy used from Half-Price Books. The cards are like-new and appear to have never been used. The book is in nearly-new shape. The box has some shelf wear.

Creator

McCormack, Kathleen (author)
Woodcock, John (artist)

Publisher

Quantum Publishing, London

Date

Printed in 2006 (© 2001)

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

TdM

Identifier

ISBN: 1-84573-194-8
ISBN-13: 9781845731946

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Citation

McCormack, Kathleen (author) and Woodcock, John (artist), “Tarot (aka Beginner's Tarot),” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed May 31, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/384.

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