Tarot Box (mini Sharman-Caselli)

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Title

Tarot Box (mini Sharman-Caselli)

Subject

Gift set

Description

The "Tarot Box" set consists of 3 parts: a 78-card mini deck, a 336-page guidebook, and a snap-together cardboard mat offering a visual aid for laying out and reading the cards. The 3 components are housed in a clever cube-shaped box that flips open diagonally.

The cards measure 5 cm wide x 9 cm long. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth semi-matte finish on the front and a slightly textured finish on the back.

The card backs are dark blue (or purple?) and fully reversible. A copyright line (Copyright © Giovanni Caselli 2001) appears in the upper right and lower left corners.

The deck is a mini-sized version of the Sharman-Caselli tarot, which has been published in multiple sizes and as part of multiple sets over the years. From what I can find, the Sharman-Caselli was first published as part of the Beginner's Guide to Tarot set in 2001. (Read more about it in this review by Diane Wilkes on her Tarot Passages site.)

The major arcana are unnumbered, but the book lists Justice in the eighth position and Strength in the eleventh. 

The suits are Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King. 

The minor arcana are scenic and closely follow the RWS style/system. 

Pinning down a year of publication for this set is challenging, as different sites list different publishers/imprints and different years for what is essentially the same "Tarot Box" set. No copyright year appears on the box, but the publication information in the book lists the "BOOKINABOX" Barnes & Noble edition as © 2005.

Creator

Sharman-Burke, Juliet (author)
Caselli, Giovanni (artist)

Publisher

Barnes & Noble Books

Date

© 2005 (appears only in the book, not on the box)

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

RWS

Identifier

ISBN 9780760774373
ISBN 0760774374

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Citation

Sharman-Burke, Juliet (author) and Caselli, Giovanni (artist), “Tarot Box (mini Sharman-Caselli),” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed July 7, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/416.

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