c.1890 Nouveau Jeu De La Main Antique Palmistry Cards

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c.1890 Nouveau Jeu De La Main
Complete 56/56 cards

 

Published by B. P. Grimaud, Paris, France c.1890

 

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Card Measurements: 11.7 cm x 6.3 cm

 

DESCRIPTION:

Antique Parisian palmistry cards, following the mid-19th century designs of Adele Moreau. B. P. Grimaud printed this deck in Paris, France, c.1890. Complete 56/56 cards.

 

Deck Identifiers:

· Style: Chiromancy/Palmistry (Moreau)

· Titles: French

· Borders: single black-line

· Reverses: tartan pattern in blue and pink

· Paper: pasteboard cardstock

· Corners: square 

· Tax-Stamp: No. 48; “This stamp was in use in France from 1890 to 1917, and from 1922 to 1940.” The text reads 'RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE' and 'DÉCRET DU 12 AVRIL 1890'. (Endebrock 2011).
 

CONDITION: Very good condition overall; Complete deck with 56/56 cards. The deck shows some wear and use, with minimal signs of age discolouration, darkening, and some corner wear, else very good. See photographs for full condition details.