c.1890 Grimaud Grand Etteilla Tarot Egyptien Type I, 78/78 cards, with booklet as well as pink and blue indicator cards
Published by B. P. Grimaud, Paris, France, c. 1890
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.
- Style: Etteilla type I
- Titles: French
Cards: tax-stamp on Two of Swords. “This stamp was in use in France from 1940 to 1944.The text is 'ÉTAT FRANÇAIS', 'CONTRIBUTIONS INDIRECTES', and 'FRANCE'” (Endebrock 2011).
- Colours: chromolithograph
- Borders: single black-line
- Reverses: blue pattern of swirls
Paper: thinner than earlier editions, but still sturdy pasteboard cardstock with sharp corners
- Corners: square
CONDITION: Very good condition; some wear and stains; with surface spotting and scuffing, colours still vibrant; little to no edgewear with corners sharp. Booklet in good condition, with some marks and staining, including on the front and back cover; corner and edge wear as well as crinkling throughout. See photographs for further details.