Celtic Tarot

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Title

Celtic Tarot

Subject

Celtic history and design

Description

78 cards + a 158 page softcover companion book in a 2-part, slipcase-style cardboard shelf box.

The cards measure 8 cm wide x 12 cm long. The card stock is smooth and flexible, with a lightly glossy finish.

The card back design is fully reversible.

Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are illustrated pips. Because the art style is so visually busy, I find the pips especially challenging. My eyes don't quite know where to land.

When I was measuring and scanning these cards, I noticed an interesting detail; unlike most decks, the card art includes the artist's signature and date at the bottom right corner, in tiny script, just below the card borders. Some of the cards give a year of 1988 and others give a year of 1989.

The companion book, written by Helena Patterson, is quite thorough and insightful.

Creator

Davis, Courtney

Publisher

Thorsons

Date

© 1990

Relation

The Celtic Tarot by Helena Patterson (companion book included with the set). The ISBN in the book is different from that of the overall set. Specifically, the book's ISBN is 0850309190.

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

Illustrated pips

Identifier

ISBN 0850309204

Citation

Davis, Courtney, “Celtic Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed May 25, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/392.

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