c.1870-80 Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards 36/36 C.L. Wüst, Frankfurt w/ booklet
Published by C.L. Wüst, Frankfurt, c.1870-1880
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Deck: C.L. Wüst Lenormand (playing card insets)
· Style: Lenormand.
· Borders: dual blackline
· Versos/Backs: solid pale green
· Paper: solid cardstock
· Titles & Numerals: no titles, Arabic numerals
· Insets: playing cards with no indices
· Indicators: #11 with "C.L. Wüst" and "Frankfurt a/M"; #28 with a circle for tax-stamp, left blank, and the 1866 "‘CLW open Star" Wüst trademark.
· Text booklet front cover: "Erklärung," "Wüst/Fabrik-Zeichcn," "C.L. Wüst"
Very good, complete with 36 of 36 cards, with the 24-page booklet, in German (p.2-12) and French (p.1-11). Cards still in very good condition, with signs of use and age, including, patina, minor stains and discolouration, as well as edge and corner wear; some versos/backs with some discolouration and marks; #19 with edge chip and #36 with split/tear/bend in the middle of the card, apparent on both front and back; Booklet complete, with significant loss on the front and back covers, with amateur tape and glue repairs, else good (see photographs).
Card Measurements: 8.5 cm x 5.2 cm
Booklet: p. 1-12 (German), p. 1-11 (French)