c.1890 Grand Etteilla Grimaud 78 Cards w/ box & booklet

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c.1890 Grimaud Grand Etteilla Tarot Type I

78/78 cards, with box & booklet

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

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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 considered to be one of the first tarots created specifically for cartomancy.

Deck Identifiers:

  • Style: Etteilla type I
  • Titles: French
  • Cards: tax-stamp on Two of Swords
  • Colours: chromolithograph
  • Borders: single black-line
  • Reverses: blue pattern of swirls
  • Paper: pasteboard card-stock
  • Corners: square

    CONDITION: Good condition. Cards are overall in good condition, with some signs of light staining, soiling and edge wear from use, as well as notations in pencil. Box in good condition, with paper appliqué and top panel missing from outer sleeve of two-part telescopic box. Booklet in poor to fair condition, lacking front cover and title pages (contains pages 5-164), and is disbound and well-worn. 

    Card Measurements: 6.3 cm X 11.8 cm