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)
· 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.