c.1900 Tarot Besançon B.P. Grimaud 77/78 Cards

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1898 Arnoult Tarot de Besançon

Complete 77/78 cards (no box & no booklet)

Published by B. P. Grimaud, Paris, France c.1900

Card Measurements: 6.2 cm X 11.8 cm (3.6 cm stack height)


Deck Identifiers:

· Style: Besançon

· Titles: French

· Cards: "Arnoult 1748" on Two of Coins; "12 Avril 1890" tax-stamp on Ace of Coins; "BP Grimaud Paris" printed on the side of some cards 

· Colours: yellow, orange, red, brown-red, blue, green, grey, & a peach-flesh tone

· Borders: single black-line

· Reverses: solid brown-burgundy with an orangey hue

· Paper: pasteboard cardstock (thinner than other older editions)

· Corners: rounded


Good to very good condition, incomplete with 77 of 78 cards, missing Major Arcana#16 Le Maison Dieu (The Tower). Torn top left corner Page of Wands. No other blemishes except for Hebrew letters hand-written in black ink beside roman numerals on all major arcana. Very slight signs of patina.