c.1885 Etteilla Tarot Type II Cards, published by Z. Lismon, Paris, 77/78 cards

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c.1890 Etteilla Tarot Cards Z. Lismon Paris Type II  
77/78 cards complete

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Published by Z. Lismon, Paris, France c. 1890

DESCRIPTION: Livre de Thot 78 Tarots Egyptiens, manufactured by Z. Lismon in Paris, France. Printed c.1890, with lithographic painted stencils.

Grand Etteilla design known as Type II. 22 Major Arcanum & 56 Minor Suits. Deux d'Épées bears the Avril 12 1890 République Français tax-stamp. 

In 1838 Simon Blocquel published a new version of Etteilla’s deck, with the title 'Grand livre de Thot.' This new version by Blocquel is widely known as the Lismon Etteilla. Simon Blocquel habitually used anagrammatic synonyms such as Blismon, Z. Lismon, Zlismon.

Deck Identifiers:
∙Style: Etteilla II
• Titles: French; titled on either side
• Cards: Card #74 with unbroken wreath
• Colours: light blue, red, green, yellow, gold, and peach
• Borders: pale blue outer border; single black line inner border
• Reverses: pattern of wavy lines with series of red ovals and circles
• Paper: pasteboard card stock
• Corners: rounded

CONDITION: Good condition overall; incomplete, 77/78 lacking one card, No. 78 Folie (The Fool). Cards demonstrate significant use and some damp staining, with patina, smudges, markings and other issues on recto and verso of cards. See photographs for specifics.