c.1885-90 Lequart Tarot de Besançon 77/78 cards

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c.1885 Lequart Tarot de Besançon 

Partial 77/78 cards

Published by Lequart, Paris, France c. 1885-90

Card Measurements: 6.2 cm X 11.8 cm (4.7 cm stack height)

DESCRIPTION:


Deck Identifiers:

· Style: Besançon

· Titles: French 

· Tax-Stamp: missing the Ace of Coins (where tax-stamp would appear if printed 1890).

· Identification cards: Two of Coins with "1748 Arnoult"; Four of Coins shield decorated with three fleurs-de-lis; Arcanum VII (Le Chariot) shield is unadorned; "Lequart Paris" printed on all major arcana/trump cards and court cards.

· Borders: thick, single black-line

· Versos: brown-burgundy

· Paper: pasteboard cardstock

· Corners: rounded 

 

CONDITION: Very good condition, incomplete, 77 of 78 cards (missing Ace of Coins); with minor signs of wear and a few small stains, some edge and corner wear, otherwise well preserved.