c.1890 Grimaud Grand Etteilla Tarot Egyptien Type I, 78/78 cards

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c.1890 Grimaud Grand Etteilla Tarot Egyptien Type I,  78/78 cards, with booklet and box with stickers from H. Pussey.

Published by B. P. Grimaud, Paris, France, c. 1890
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Card Measurements: 6.6 cm X 11.9 cm

Description: After the occultist Etteilla's designs, the Grand Etteilla by Grimaud is considered a Type I style. Etteilla was the pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Alliette. His designs are one of the first tarots created specifically for cartomancy.


Deck Identifiers:

  • Style: Etteilla type I
  • Titles: French
  • Cards: tax-stamp on Two of Swords; "This stamp was in use in France from 1890 to 1917, and from 1922 to 1940," "RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE' and 'DÉCRET DU 12 AVRIL 1890'." (Endebrock 2011).
  • Colours: chromolithograph
  • Borders: single black-line
  • Reverses: tartan pattern in blue and red
  • Paper: sturdy pasteboard cardstock 
  • Corners: square

    CONDITION:  Very good condition; some darkening from age, with patina, stains, and edgewear; some blue ink smudges on recto and verso of the cards; bump on #51; Booklet in good condition, with creases, rips, and folds, as well as Pussey sticker on the front cover and on title page; box in good condition with some wear, scuffs, and a split along the front edge of outside sleeve; top of the box and bottom of the inner sleeve missing. See photographs for further details.